Middle East peace will only come through work, not pretty speeches


The differences between Israel and the Palestinian Authority appear to remain substantial even after a series of meetings with the U.S. special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell. Positions may have even hardened, with no breakthrough imminent, despite U.S. President Barack Obama’s winning of the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Nobel Peace Prize is going to help Obama push Middle East peace? Please. What matters in the Middle East, for the Palestinians who remain under occupation, are actions not just words. And thus far, Obama has delivered nothing.