The Road Map is a plan, not a decree of the UN security council, which is the only body authorized by its constituents to unilaterally obligate those same member countries. Thus, even if Israel had announced that it agreed with every jot and tittle (or yud and keter, if you're from the Hebrew Lang. Academy) of the Road Map, it would still not have been obligated by int'l law. That Israel appended its acceptance with numerous reservations, including regarding settlements, merely underscores the ridiculousness of Eldar's implied accusation. This is no small point. It took Peres a decade and a half and thousands of rockets from Judenrein Gaza to admit that the Palestinian commitment to destroying Israel demographically (and the consequent Pal. intransigence on the refugee issue) is solely at fault for the lack of peace, and not Israel exercising its rights or defending itself. If a Peres can wake up to the sad truth, so can an Eldar. A little intellectual honesty is all that's needed.
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from the article: Akiva Eldar / What would Netanyahu do without Peres?