"The vast majority of Americans rightly believe American policy should
punish those who threaten the Jewish state not the people of Israel.
Part of the reason for that is that they respect the right of Israelis
to decide their own fate just as we prefer to decide ours. Those who
seek to wage war on Israel’s re-elected leader reveal themselves to be
not only out of touch with the realities of the Middle East but as foes
of the principle of democratic rule."
Krauthammer-"No peace in our time."
"The fundamental reality remains: This generation of Palestinian
leadership — from Yasser Arafat to Mahmoud Abbas — has never and will
never sign its name to a final peace settlement dividing the land with a
Jewish state. And without that, no Israeli government of any kind will
agree to a Palestinian state."
"Peace awaits three things. Eventual Palestinian acceptance of a Jewish
state. A Palestinian leader willing to sign a deal based on that
premise. A modicum of regional stability that allows Israel to risk the
potentially fatal withdrawals such a deal would entail."
Actually, I would suggest that "peace", as we define it today actually awaits a religious reformation.