sorry to prolong this tangent, but I wanted to squeeze in - I moved to the states less than a year ago after living most of my life in israel, serving in the army there and being relativly active in the peace movement. I moved for a variety of reasons, but the bottom line is that I moved because of the stress and strain caused by the conflict. my feeling is that the palestinians need the Israelis to take blame for the situation. every arab that I have ever discussed this with has said basically the same thing - it is great that we can have peace now that Israel has accepted the terrible thing that it did to the palestians. The Israeli left's idea is basically to say "we both made mistakes, we both were wrong and wronged, lets move on". these two ideas will not be able to meet easily.
I had a feeling this was your background, and have heard similar comments from many, even relatively very liberal, Palestinians and their Western supporters No, those ideas are world's apart. And not to be a troll, but I think that it is time for both sides to leave grudges move on. And Jews (and by extension, Israelis) have learned hard lessons throughout history. One of the hardest to accept is that forgiveness must sometimes be given even when it is not asked for, even when it is spurned. I sincerely hope that that the Arabs do not have to learn such lessons as dearly.