Good Dennis Ross Piece on What Should Happen Now In Mid-East
I think Dennis Ross had it right in this piece on Sunday about the choices Hamas made and the course forward. Especially the idea that since a final status peace deal is impossible now, the objective should be to make immediate improvements that reward Fatah for forgoing violence and build the political capital of leaders who support negotiation (Ross lists some good concrete steps on both sides that could build well with ratification of an agreement like the Lapid Plan). As Ross concludes: "Our diplomacy after this recent conflict must foster tangible changes on the ground, not promise a vision that is unachievable. That is the essence of good statecraft, and rarely has it been more needed."