This is more or less what the Obama Administration needed to hear from the Israeli Prime Minister, and they did last night at AIPAC:We are prepared to resume peace negotiations without any delay, without any preconditions. The sooner the better.
The Israelis had been making the case that the U.S. should isolate Iran first, and indeed that dealing with Iran will make the peace process either; the administration thinks a robust peace process will help bring Arab allies to the table on Iran. Now, Netanyahu -- who had run on the argument that the Palestinians needed security and economic rebuilding before real peace talks could begin -- is offering a very public reversal on peace talks, a real olive branch to the White House in a relationship that many worried would be tense.
To Netanyahu, the cowboy that used to reside at the White House is back in Texas for good, there is a new caretaker in town and this shit on continuing wars just won't do. Time to make the peace.
Oh, did you get the without preconditions? Memory lane, anyone?