It's a sad day when peace between Israel and the Palestinian Territories is dependent upon an unrelated act by their "peace broker," the United States. The release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard has been sold as a means to keep the fractured sides at the negotiating table.
Frankly, it's painful to see how much the parties want to continue the status quo. It's reminiscent of the American march westward and its oppression of Native Americans. How much will Palestinians have left to fight for come 2020? It remains to be seen how long is their trail of tears.