David P. Goldman/Spengler has a fascinating article in Tablet Magazine averring that the conventional wisdom on Middle East peace has it exactly backwards:
The claim that Israel is fighting the clock has two components: diplomacy and demographics. Israel’s diplomatic isolation will corner the Jewish state while fast-breeding Arabs will overwhelm the population balance between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean, goes the argument. On both counts, though, the facts speak against the notion that time is running out for Israel. Time, on the contrary, seems to be on Israel’s side.
Goldman’s arguments are persuasive. Check them out.