Roger Cohen, The New York Times | December 3, 2008
In view of the upcoming Israeli elections next year, PM Olmert has stated that disputes with Palestine and Syria need to be settled by giving up parts of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. ++ In return, Palestine must compromise on the right to return to a "new viable Palestine" and must be willing to renounce terrorism. ++ A two-state deal close to the 1967 borders will not be accomplished without US involvement. ++ This will require that Hillary Clinton renounce her strongly pro-Israeli policy "in the name of Olmert's compromises."