Abd Anabtawiand and his like seem to think that the Palestinians are the only victims of this conflict and that Israel's concern with continued terrorism and threats from intransigent Arab regimes has no validity. If his group and that of Yael Lerer believe a conference is meant to be one without dialog between all participants they make themselves irrelevant to any future push for peace. The Spanish government for its part set itself up for failure through well meaning, but incompetent and dangerous naivety. It would have been better to invite all the guests to a Barcelona football game and a slap up meal afterwards so that they could see that indeed all sides do have things in common, actually something they have forgotten, to enjoy themselves without hatred constantly eating their brains away!
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)
from the article: Planned Madrid peace gathering collapses before even taking off