If the agreed timetable for Palestinian reconciliation is adhered to, we are promised to witness the reemergence of the Palestine Liberation Organization as the embodiment of the aspirations of Palestinians.
It is unlikely that East Bankers, already concerned that their role and importance is being eroded, will easily accept the suggestion that the Kingdom agree to an agreement with the PLO regarding the country's long-term status.
I worked on 60 Minutes for more than 26 years, most of the time as a producer with Mike Wallace. He brought so much to the team: an uncanny ability to seize the essence of a story, to sense an opening in a tense interview, then thrust with a rapier-like question for the journalistic kill.
If we have learned anything in this past bloody decade in Palestine and Israel, it is that violence only begets violence. Non-violent solutions require empathy and sympathy as well as justice and fairness.