Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon is one of the few senior members of the present government who has a full understanding of the political and practical significance of the present impasse between the Palestinians and Israel. It is indeed a great pity that such an experienced and deep thinking politician such as Ayalon does not hold a more senior rank in the present coalition. Ayalon's judgement and statements can be best described as 'thinking out of the box'. This is instead of many senior Israeli politicians whose main aim in life is to project their own image and often impractical ideas rather than tackle the fundamental issues that separate the Arab street from the Israeli one. If your adversary does not even aknowledge your right to exists, as is the case with Hamas and most Arab countries, what hope can there be for sitting round a table to discuss an imaginary peace.
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from the article: Deputy FM: At least 60 UN states back unilateral Palestinian statehood