Trying to make sense out of the memorandum of understanding between the US and Israel,the Israeli Cabinet decision for a cease-fire with an apparent partial withdrawal,the Hamas statement giving Israel one week to withdraw,and the Egyptian statment that they are not bound by the US-Israel agreement, leaves your head spinning.
We should not take our eyes off of the goal,and see if it has been ,and will be maintained.
WILL THE ROCKETS STOP BEING FIRED INTO ISRAEL?
WILL EGYPT UNCONDITIONALLY STOP FUTURE TUNNELS AND SMUGGLING?
WILL THIS BE A LONG TERM OR SHORT TERM PAUSE?
Plans for cooperation,intelligence sharing etc etc,are all nonsense if the picture on the ground shows Israelis running to shelters.
If the answers to the above questions are in the neg (1 and 2) and of short duration,then it has been all in vain,and the group of them,Olmert,Barak and Livni should retire from public life for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.