This is one of the smartest pieces I've read in Haaretz for a long long time. And it's strange to hear it from Aluf Benn, who usually is a dull centrist. It's so true, like Zeev (#7) points out: Israeli governments are experts when it comes to appearing as moderate and openminded, while at the same time backing positions which in fact makes it impossible to achieve peace. Sharon first. Now Olmert.
Palestinian youths throw stones at security forces in Shoafat, E. Jerusalem; none injured (Haaretz)
from the article: The hot-air summit