All the Israelis want is to have their country back. All the arabs want is to have some place to dump the so-called palesitians who are apparently unwelcome in Jordan or Egypt which are the two countries from which they come. All the muslims want is to take over another country for the glory of islam (they are the third group that nobody wants to talk about). So, what good will six weeks of talks do? No good at all. By the end of January, we will be still on first base with two outs and two strikes and two balls in an otherwise scoreless game. In the meantime, Gilad Shalit still needs to be rescued.