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Is Middle East Peace a Mirage?

And we need to think further out of the box. For example, Buchanon sees the divide betwen Hamas & Fatah (in the west bank) as nothing but a problem. But maybe it means we are closer to a three-sate solution than a two-state solution?

With the truce in the week-long Gaza war, Barack Obama is being prompted by right and left to re-engage and renew U.S. efforts to solve the core question of Middle East peace.

Before he gets reinvolved in peacemaking, our once-burned president should ask himself some hard questions.

Is real peace between Palestinians and Israelis even possible?

Is there any treaty that could be agreed to, or imposed, that would be acceptable to Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the West Bank, let alone to Hamas, which has emerged from its defiance of one of the most intensive bombardments of modern time...