It is an old joke, my father told it to me. The problem is the "old" ideas formulated by the Clinton Administration on how to deal with the ME. When the US/Israel find a way to deal with Hamas, there is a chance. Abbas uses words, Hamas uses rockets.
Israeli teen lightly wounded from stone throwing in West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba (Haaretz)
from the article: Clinton: U.S. plans new push on Israeli-Palestinian peace