RAMALLAH, March 17 (JMCC) - Underlying the latest US-Israel spat over settlements
is the deeper -- real -- problem, writes columnist Thomas Friedman.
There are five key actors in the Israeli-Palestinian equation today. Two of them -- the Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad
and the alliance of Iran, Hamas
and Hezbollah -- have clear strategies. These two are actually opposed, but one of them will shape Israeli-Palestinian relations in the coming years; indeed, their showdown is nearing. I hope Fayyad wins. It would be good for Israel, America and the moderate Arabs. But those three need their own strategy to make it happen.
the article at the New York Times