The road ahead-Israel,Palestine talks


It is a welcome news for peacemongers especially in west-asia as Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have agreed to hold regular confidence-building talks.

Developments in the middle-east have been encouraging since Saudi brokered peace brought an end to Palestinian infighting between then ruling Hamas and Fatah factions.

With a unity government of Hamas and Fatah at the helm of  affairs, US in general and Condeleezza Rice in particular trying to persuade Israel and Palestine to talk regularly on wide spectrum of issues ranging from security,humanatarian and the political horizon is commendable.

With Iraq in turmoil, Rice’s effort in reviving peace are noteworthy as this is her fourth visit to the region in as many months.