has a very clear position that joins that of Spain and all of our
European partners: It is that there will be no solution to the conflict
in the Middle East without recognition of two nation-states for two
peoples. The nation-state of Israel for the Jewish people, and the
nation-state of Palestine for the Palestinian people. There is no
getting away from this."
-- French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe
This is not something the Palestinian Authority wants to hear, but it's something most Israelis want. In this formulation is the seed of permanent solution to the Middle East crisis, a recognition that the Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people.