Israel Willing to Divide Jerusalem with Palestine?
If they are serious about this, it is a very good sign that the upcoming Mid East peace talks may actually be fruitful.
Wouldn't it be ironic if the Bush administration pulled off the most significant deal for Middle East peace in, well, ever?
Granted, the willingness to deal is more based on favorable conditions (and general willingness to accomplish something) in Israel and Palestine than due to anything Bush, et al. have done, but if they manage not to #%@% it up, it will be an unprecedented win for them.
In all seriousness, pray that they reach an actual deal and can implement it. That will remove one of the biggest rallying cries for Islamist militants, and if the U.S. can claim even some reflected glory from the deal, it will greatly improve our standing in the eyes of the people of the Middle East and the world (although, no one will likely admit it until after Bush is out of office).
(Then on to Kashmir!)