wimpy, what do you think about the following, especially in light of the article you posted:
I actually think that Peretz's reaching out to Kadima is the goahead among two sides in Israeli politics for the same policy: unilateral disengagement and the creation (finally) of what Israel will consider her borders
well that article certainly undermines the notion of the Israelis trying to dialogue with the Palestinians. Nevertheless with Peretz having a handle in the Israeli government, we'll just have to see how things turn about. I think Israel may wait and play their cards for a while to see how things turn out in Iraq. If they get any more blatently aggressive or send the wrong message it could hamper our PR in Iraq giving the insurgents more spin for their rhetoric.