How far can they go? (Mideast Monitor)

In his latest "Mideast Monitor" column for the Jerusalem Report, Prof. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman examines renewed peace initiatives between Israel and the 'moderate' Sunni states, and argues that, while there remains much disagreement, mutual interests might lead to positive results.

"To be sure, the Palestinian issue has declined in importance for most Arab states. However, it still retains symbolic value that can- not be easily dismissed by Arab regimes...what is perhaps possible is that the common interests that do exist between Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia can result in incremental steps that will begin to change the realities on the ground and create a positive dynamic."