The Herald Tribune features today an interesting piece about former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin by the former US president Bill Clinton. Clinton explores and appraises the work of Rabin. He also writes optimisticly of the current situation facing Israel:
"Israel has its best partner ever in the Palestinian government on the West Bank led by President Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, with its proven ability to provide security and economic development. The peace alliance put together by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia offers Israel full political recognition and the prospect of security and economic cooperation with a host of Arab and other Muslim nations in exchange for an agreement. And many Arab states are engaged in their own economic and social modernization efforts, which prove they are ready to let go of past differences and eager to reap the possibilities of cooperation with Israel."
The article can be read in full here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/04/opinion/04clinton.html?_r=1&ref=yitzhak_rabin