Still Catching Up
For those interested in something different, Mark LeVine has also proposed a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Finally, there was an unconscious historical parallel in my comments yesterday about Olmert's questionable decisions perhaps leading Israelis to turn to Netanyahu. One key result of the 1996 Qana attack was a boycott of the 1996 elections by Israeli Arabs, leading to a narrow victory for Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party over Shimon Peres's Labor. According to William Quandt, Peres and Arafat had already reached basic understandings about a peace agreement to be pursued after the election, though of course Netanyahu was less than kindly disposed toward the Palestinians and the peace process began seriously floundering, never to recover.