Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The prospects for peace

My (96-year old) Dad asked me today whether I think we are any closer to peace now with the various peace activities that I am involved in. I don't think so. He is worried that a new Intifada might break out after the upcoming Annapolis conference fails. He thinks (and I tend to agree) that the Palestinians (as usual) are asking for the moon. It may seem just (maybe even reasonable) to them but Ehud Olmert gives no impression of being able (politically) or inclined to 'give' them anything on any of the substantive issues - the right of return or greater Palestinian control over Palestinian areas.