In the Quest for lasting Middle East Peace how high on the Agenda should Settlements be? | Tom Friedmann: "Yet when you listen to the current debate on the matter you really have to wonder if the answer to any of these questions would be yes.
And as rockets from Gaza continue to fall on Israeli territory surely that only further raises the question of how much can really be achieved from talking with Abbas, what is it really in his power to grant?
What can he possibly give Israel in return for concessions so drastic that they would threaten to tare the country apart without guaranteeing either the creation of a viable Palestinian State or protection for Israelis from continued terror attacks? Nothing that Netanyahu, Abbas and Hillary Clinton can decide in these negotiations will stop the Iranian backed Hamas and Hezbollah from continuing to wage their war for the annihilation of the Jewish State."