When he talks to the Palestinians he thinks about a referendum in Israel ... He is focusing on the Israeli that still doesn't trust Arafat, that still remembers the terrorist attacks.
As long as you need Uncle Sam, you have to listen to him and you have to take into consideration his interests. And if he says no, you have to consider that no.
There are risks in someone who believes that the peace process started the day he was elected prime minister. And he doesn't consult with people who spent hundreds of hours with Palestinians and Syrians, because he thinks he knows everything better than everyone else.
In past elections, the parties all adopted strong positions on the issue of peace. But this time, the voters aren't looking for peace - they're looking for quiet.
The chances are not very good that the Palestinians and the Israelis will cut the only possible deal -- which is the sovereignty of the Temple Mount being transferred to the Palestinians and the Palestinians giving up their dream of the right of return.
The problem is that he became a negative icon in the Arab world, in the eyes of the Palestinians, in the eyes of the entire international community,