Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Ariel Sharon and Abu Mazen - Round Two

Haaretz - Israel News - Article

It is two years since Ariel Sharon and Abu Mazen met in Aqaba soon after the war in Iraq. There was hope that a momentum for peace could be created.

It failed. The Americans were distracted, Sharon was disinterested and Arafat was distruptive.

This time it just might be different, as I have written previously. And this analysis by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz gives some of the reasons why.