It requires a thick skin to deal with the Israeli/Palestinian issue, and Carter has the nerves to take on the job. It is too bad that we don't have him in the White House now. Peace is possible, if we are willing to do a little arm-twisting on the Israeli side. While Hamas does present some problems, they have been paying attention to the problems Islamic parties have faced in Turkey, and they, along with the governments of the Middle East, will pay attention to the will of the Palestinian people on the subject of peace.
However, even some Israelis on the secular side of things, as an Israeli settler on the West Bank told Tom Friedman, have a sentimental attachment for Israel running from the river to the sea. They are not thrilled about Annapolis! Read Rosner's column in Ha'aretz.
Pervis J. Casey
Nov 19 2007 - 3:19pm