The Grauniad reports that the Israeli-Palestinian peace process might resume:
Barack Obama is close to brokering an Israeli-Palestinian deal that will allow him to announce a resumption of the long-stalled Middle East peace talks before the end of next month, according to US, Israeli, Palestinian and European officials.
Key to bringing Israel on board is a promise by the US to adopt a much tougher line with Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons programme. The US, along with Britain and France, is planning to push the United Nations security council to expand sanctions to include Iran’s oil and gas industry, a move that could cripple its economy.
Pardon my ignorance, but does this have any chance at all of succeeding, with that well-known man of moderation Benjamin Netanyahu as Israeli PM apparently reflecting a general shift to hawkishness in Israeli politics, and a “Palestinian Authority” that doesn’t even rule the Gaza Strip?