Finding peace for Israelis and justice for the Palestinians has been a personal interest of mine for more than a quarter of a century, and I would like to make a few observations:

Crucial and Unavoidable Elements of a Permanent Peace
1. The Geneva initiative offers the crucial and unavoidable elements of a permanent peace in the Holy Land. There will be inevitable modifications to this agreement if and when official and sincere peace talks are ever conducted, but the basic premises must remain intact. The alternative is sustained and permanent violence. This agreement would resolve the conflict's most critical issues, including border delineations, Israeli settlements, the excessive occupation of Palestinian lands, the future of Jerusalem and its holy places, and the extremely troubling question of Palestinian refugees. It is unlikely that we shall ever see a more promising foundation for peace.

Compatible with the Road Map
2. We must remember that this Geneva initiative is completely compatible with the final vision of the Quartet Road Map fashioned by the United States, the European Union, the United Nations and