Are Israel And US Serious About Palestinian Peace?

The upcoming fall conference between Israel and Palestinian leaders has several confusing aspects which become more murky which each passing day. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated his hope for the outcome of the conference was for an ‘agreement on principles” but President Ehud Omert of Israel says it’s goal is to come up with a “declaration of intent.” What exactly is the intent of this US led conference?

An editorial in Lebanon’s Daily Star stated: “The moral of the story has always been that Americas would be a true friend to Israel if it would use its influence to save the Jewish state from its own stubborn leaders by demanding they get serious about a full and fair peace agreement.” Amen