SICK TO DEATH OF PEACE

A MAJORITY OF ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS NOW REGRET MAKING THEIR HISTORIC ACCORD

No one believed a handshake on the White House lawn would turn Israel and the occupied territories into Eden. No one expected signatures on a document to satisfy extremists. No one thought a peace agreement would end all fear. But it was hoped that a peace agreement would bring something like peace. It has not, and as a result, Israelis and Palestinians alike are near despair over their famous accord signed in Washington less than two years ago.

A deep malaise has set in. Neither side has received what it bargained for in the agreement, which provided for a measure of...

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