23 November 2007

23 November 2007 - Are the Palestinians bidding low?

An interesting article by Amira Hass in today's Ha'aretz suggests that the Palestinians are bidding too low by not insisting on a freeze on settlement activity in their draft of the document/statement that is to come out of the Annapolis talks next week.

Funny, but Israelis seem to think their government is also aiming low. Are these analyses on target? Do they reflect pessimism nurtured by years of disappointment and failure? Or do they, just maybe, suggest the possibility that both sides may actually be close to reaching a real agreement? We'll know soon enough, I suppose.

The Hass article is useful, even if you disagree with her, because it has good links to a number of pre-Annapolis conference documents.


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