Interesting - last night's "The West Wing" featured President Bartlett (Martin Sheen) helping the (fictional) Israeli Prime Minister and (fictional) PLO Chairman broker a tentative peace agreement.
This at the same time the real PLO Chairman, Yassar Arafat, is reportedly near death...
Not that a real agreement would've happened during Arafat's lifetime anyway, but it's nice to speculate about.
I wonder if his successor will be more amenable to compromise?
PS - RIP Chief of Staff Leo McGarry.