Egypt is now scorning Israel’s humanitarian gestures to the Palestinians as "insignificant". The Egyptians are accusing Israel of failing to uphold their end of the US-sponsored "road map" to a Palestinian state.
Israel is clearly not being considered as a full partner in the peace process by the Arab world. It is becoming all too evident that much of the Arab world see the "peace" process as little more than one step towards the destruction of the Israeli state. The commitment of the Arab world towards "peace" has mainly constituted support of groups such as Hamas and Hizb’Allah while condemning Israel for "terrorism."
No peace can exist when one side wishes the utter destruction of the other. Before the al-Aqsa intifada there was a strong groundswell of support in Israel for Palestinian independence. There was widespread support for peaceful coexistence. Barak won on a campaign of moving forwards with the peace process.
After nearly three years of Palestinian violence and Israeli recrimination, the chances of peace grow ever more slim.
Until the Palestinian’s hatred of Israel ends, there can be no peace. As long as there are people within Palestinian territory willing to slaughter Israeli civilans Israel has a right to defend itself from them. These suicide bombers do not die for the cause of a free and independent Palestinian state that lives peacefully with Israel, they kill themselves and slaughter innocent Israelis in order to forever destroy the state of Israel.
That level of bad faith makes negotiations impossible. Even if Abu Mazen is the man of peace that he claims to be, he cannot bring a lasting peace until this hatred is ended. Unfortunately, with the indoctrination of hatred that blankets Palestinian territory, undoing that hate could take generations.