No Happy Endings in Gaza

The Gaza conflict is the poster child for America and Europe’s inability to ‘fix’ the Middle East. Any Israel/Hamas cease-fire deal will at best be an interim one, hostage to the broader impasse in the peace process.

Like so many of the muddled and confused problems in the angry and dysfunctional Middle East these days, the Israeli-Gaza crisis seems destined for a muddled outcome too rather than a determinative solution.