Your excess of pejorative language also gives away your anti-Israel agenda. Thus we learn that Israel practises “Machiavellian diplomacy” (not “Machiavellian” enough to stop the UN endorsing the Goldstone Report, though), “divide and rule” (divide and rule whom?) and “obfuscation and procrastination”. Tell me Lord Phillips, at Taba in 2001 Yassir Arafat was offered all of Gaza and 97% of the West Bank. Moreover the West Bank area offered was contiguous, not “cantons”. He turned it down. Was that “obfuscation and procrastination” on the part of Israel?