President Shimon Peres eloquently set forth the outlines of Israel’s hopes for the Middle East in today’s Washington Post.  We bring you here a short excerpt to pique your interest:

The difficulties of a two-state solution are numerous, but it remains the only realistic and moral formula to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Those not committed to this solution argue that, after the creation of a Palestinian state, Israel’s waist would be too narrow — some six miles — to ensure security for its citizens.

Indeed, six miles will be too narrow to guarantee full security, which only reinforces our belief that Israel’s safety is not embedded only in territorial defense but in peace. Peace provides breadth of wings, even when the waist is narrow.

You can find the rest of the article through the Washington Post website.