Stalking the Elusive Arab 'Moderate'
Washington's fantasies about the Palestinians will waste money and lives
[...] The mantra that "solving the Palestinian problem" is the only way to enable such moderates to pop out of the ground is the tip-off that nothing hopeful is likely to come from our latest diplomatic offensive.
The bottom line is that all the money the administration will spend in the coming year to encourage such moderates is not merely money wasted. It will enable the infrastructure of Palestinian terror groups (whether labeled as such by Washington or not) to sustain themselves, rather than starving them out (and admittedly, many of their numerous supporters as well).
That is a folly that will be paid for in Israeli and Arab blood. And it is that prospect -- rather than partisan squabbles -- that friends of Israel should be considering right now.