Unfortunately all we can do is sit and watch the theatrical show, completely divorced from what is happening on the ground. Olmert is presently putting on a little show for Rice, and avoiding the sensitive issues such as Jerusalem and right of return. But I guess this is all we can hope for meanwhile. When a better, wiser, more iniating leader comes along he or she will have the creativity and insight to tackle the major difficult issues, and actually stop talking and show some action. But Israel with its present government cannot have high expectations.
11-year-old wounded in suspected stabbing in central Israel (Haaretz)