Annapolis will have to be the trigger that can initiate serious negotiations. Annapolis must not be a one-off affair; it must be the start of a series of meetings to move the process forward, and to get the international players - and in particular the US - more involved
The solution can only come if there is a serious international involvement that supports the moderates from both sides. the kind of adoption of the Geneva Accords or the Taba formulations or some of the formulations by Clinton at Camp David, and that should be the position of the international community spelled out in black and white and accompanied by very explicit indication that rejection by the Palestinian side will gravely affect our degree of support and acceptance for the Palestinian regime and exactly the same vis-a-vis Israel
“We Israelis and Palestinians know where we’re going and how to get there, but the where we’re going is always postponed,” Mr Fayyad told a press conference in Ramallah. “The end-game has to be defined.”
The Arab world has done its part by relaunching the Arab peace plan and making it clear that it seeks a negotiated permanent peace based on UN resolutions and reasonable compromises. Israel and the US need to make a reciprocal gesture now, so that the Fall meeting can bear fruit.