The Ceasefire is here! Just in time for the Sharm AlSheikh summit and two days to spare before the Obama inaguration. Decisions/Recommendation/Bullshit will hopefully get made tomorrow, people will agree to them since the PA head now wants what Hamas wants, thus making meeting the Hamas demands a Fatah Victory, and thus giving both palestinian sides claim to the "victory": Hamas' claim being militaristic, and Fatah's political. And that will suit Israel just fine, because as history teaches us, Israel doesn't mind the arabs claiming victory as long as it gets what it wants, which it probably will. Livni will look like the "Leader" who knows when to go to war and when to resort to diplomacy, and will have the next election in the bag, and Obama will have a very nice Ceasefire awaiting him the moment he steps into the Oval office, fullfilling the old prophecy that the chosen one will bring peace to the middle-east the moment he takes office. And this, of course, leaves us with the clear winner from all of this: Hosny Mubarak. His political victory is enormous on the global stage, because he 1) appeared to be the solid leader unswayed by public opinion or external pressure, 2) the cornerstone of stability in the region, who tirelessly looked for a political solution to the problem and 3) the man whose summit-not Qatar's, not Kuwait's- ended the conflict and had the most international leaders, and thus prominence and legitimacy. It's all so stupid that I want to puke.
See you all when negotiations break down again?