One can only cross ones fingers as Israeli and Palestinian leaders sit down once again for peace talks. The fact that they are sitting down at all is a not so tiny victory.
This Illustration can be interpreted in a couple of different ways I suppose. The flags blowing in opposite directions is pretty obvious. The U.S flag in the middle can bee seen a couple different ways. The fact that it is blowing in neither direction can be seen as representing the Americans as impartial mediators. It can also been seen as showing the Obama administration as ineffectual in this instance- as not having the political clout to pull off any real progress.
I remain optimistic that some progress can be made despite efforts by extremists to derail the process. We can only cross our collective fingers and hope.