I will state, as I have before, that I am the son of Holocaust survivors who is a staunch supporter of the state of Israel. I also will state that I do not sit in the comfort of the US and tell Israeli's how to run their affairs. Objectively, I think this is a big step. I agree with #8 that actions speak louder than words. But, from an Arab viewpoint, not mine but the Arab viewpoint, many Israel actions, whether reactions to terror or not, are not consistent with their words either. Both sides will have to take a leap of faith and be willing to negiotiate while bullets fly. Murphy, while the compensation for the refugees is calculated, have you considered the 700,000 Jews who were forcebally expelled from Arab countries 1948-1950's? Dino, the reaction from Jerusalem will be cautious. As it should be. Whatever gripe you have against the GOI you would be hard pressed to find an Israeli charter that calls for the destruction of the Palestinian people.
French journalists probed on suspicion of blackmailing Moroccan king (Reuters)
from the article: Hamas denies Meshal said group would consider recognizing Israel