Moderation is in the eye of the beholder. The leaders he calls moderate are running the worst dictatorships the ME has seen. They run police states that violate every single human right law ever written and rob their people dry, making them live on $2/day. Israel has to make peace with the people not with the dictators. The price for this is known- it is the Saudi peace plan. Nothing less will ever work.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Ashkenazi: Israel must be careful with its assessments of the Arab world