The majority of the Palestinian and Israeli people want peace, but some leaders are impeding that.
The electorate has been soured on the notion of surrendering land with expectation of finding peace and has shifted right-ward: A Maagar Mochot Survey Institute Poll conducted ten months ago found that Israeli Jews believe by a margin of 80% to 10% that “the idea that Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 armistice lines would bring Israel peace for generations is simplistic and naïve.
Among those in attendance were philosopher Alain Finkielkraut, journalists Jean-Pierre Elkabbach and Ruth Elkrief, Jewish student union leader Arielle Schwab and President of the Holocaust Memorial Eric de Rothschild.
Abbas is scheduled to meet with French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday to discuss peace talks, following the expiration of Israel's partial settlement freeze in the West Bank.
I wonder what the usual Arab anti-semites think about this?