If I do say so myself, I think this Register editorial on Israel's 60th birthday is about as well balanced as anything printed that I've seen. Fairly succinctly it acknowledges accomplishments and presents challenges that Israel will have to face.
As I say and write often, the U.S. would do better to understand that it can't force an Israeli-Palestinian accord; if it happens it will be when the parties involved are ready. But every U.S. president seems to consider it obligatory to give it a try during his last year in office. What fools these mortals be!