Following is from NYtimes, and in a way, it adds another idea about coming Mideast Peace Process - as Akio, Bernard, Tom discussed yesterday, 1:as Colin Powell or Bush dispatches 'formal statement' about the coming Mideast process or 'Palestine state' - 2:soon (or of course already) Europeans, England, Germany (ah, that's the reason Fischer and Blair is competing - it's a kind of competition 'who endorse' Palestine state thing) France - all can rush to UN and pass Peace Keepers (Observer Force' Resolution - and can press past resolutions, those which haven't been implemented. (Syria - retreat from Lebanon: beneficial? for Israel) 3: Still, A: Sharon's 'unacceptable comment' could be a blunder, it was totally designed diplomatic action (to press US to press Palestine - and actually Palestinians are quiet after Colin Powell really pressed Arafat on the phone.) B: As I sent, diplomatic tracks between Israel and Washington is very intact. Of course now Israel can be very prepared to what would come around. C: US needs to persuade Arab world but Israel cannot 'appease' to terrorists - cannot swallow 'Palestine state' now - D: So there will be again, 'an interim agreement' between Palestine and Israel, towards 'future Palestine Statehood'. E: Then as this article in NY times says, 'Israel can transform the interim into the permanent' - Very unjust, but that's politics - and of course Arab world is watching this. And Washington and Israel is communicating - Game, rolls on. A. http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/12/international/middleeast/12MIDE.html?searchpv=past7days 'Aware of how far apart the two sides are, Mr. Sharon favors delaying negotiations for a final agreement in favor of what he calls "a long-term interim agreement," one that would last until he is long out of office. But Mr. Arafat and other Palestinian leaders have no interest in any temporary agreement that might create obstacles to a permanent one, much as previous compacts permitted the continued building of settlements. "Their fear is that the idea behind an Israeli interim agreement is to create facts on the ground, and transform the interim into the permanent," Mr. Pundak said.'