Der Spiegel is not impressed with George W. Bush’s last minute Israel-Palestine efforts:
The world in which politicians smile at each other, in which all kinds of promises are made and donations are pledged, is merely a virtual world. Next to it stands the real life arena of terrorists, settlers and fanatics. The real and virtual worlds are totally separate — like two parallel lines, they will only meet in eternity.
I tend to agree, but I’ve been convinced by people active in these issues that it’s important to provide positive reenforcement. Bush is moving in the right direction and deserves to secure some credit for his troubles.