The optimism & eagerness for peace after the Annapolis meeting must not be short-lived. Both sides must show willingness that they mean business once the negotiations start. At last, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel after so many years of violence and bloodshed that brought only misery and hatred in this turbulent region. There are extremists on both sides who will do their utmost to hinder the peace progress and pursue their own agendas ...however let's hope that the determination for lasting peace can overcome these obstacles once and for all! Both the Palestinians and Jews alike deserve to live in peace!
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel, PA agree to strive for deal by end of 2008