The ink on the Israeli-Palestinian statement is dry, the delegates have gone home and diplomatic security details no longer crowd downtown Annapolis. Now what?
With all-too typical cynicism, skepticism and downright opposition on full display before the sessions began, the safe bet was against achievement in Annapolis. Last week’s landmark Mideast peace meeting bore pointed intellectual arguments from sharp analysts for whom critique is stock-in-trade, and equally vociferous opposition from radicals who have used violence to kill brave leaders working for peace and terrorize the silent majorities who pragmatically support a two-state solution.
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