Last night I heard an idea that has captivated me all day. The Palestinians might declare a state of their own by the time the next US president steps into office. This will receive the immediate recognition of the president of the United States, Goerge W. Bush or Barack Obama, or both, and offer Israel the opportunity to support a nascent state for Palestinians.
Israel's new leadership would be tested, as would its people.
On a personal note, I was honored in Tel Aviv today. More on that another time.