Not according to Pat Buchanan: "Is there any treaty that could be agreed to, or imposed, that would be acceptable to Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the West Bank, let alone to Hamas, which has emerged from its defiance of one of the most intensive bombardments of modern time with new prestige? "What are the obvious impediments to such a treaty? "First, Bibi Netanyahu, who has presided over the expansion of Israel settlements and joined Avigdor Lieberman, a supporter of ethnic cleansing of Israeli Arabs, in a coalition of the Israeli hard right. "Would Bibi agree to a treaty that required removal of scores of thousands of Israeli settlers from Judea and Samaria, when he opposed Ariel Sharons withdrawal of a few thousand settlers from Gaza? "Would Bibi agree to Jerusalem becoming the capital of Palestine as well as Israel, a non-negotiable demand of Arab nations? "Could a Palestinian Authority that gives up all rights to Jerusalem survive?" A Mirage of Mideast Peace | The American Conservative How would American national interests be undermined by staying out of a conflict we have no chance of resolving?