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This morning, President Obama’s Israel/Palestine envoy said the president wants “immediate” talks between the parties aimed at securing “a comprehensive peace and normalization of relations between Israel and her neighbors.

The background here is that Prime Minister Netanyahu wants talks aimed at economic development in the Occupied Territories, not a final settlement and not a territorial compromise.

Also: Here are some quick comments from former head of the Israeli Navy and later the Shin Bet, Ami Ayalon on the import of the Cairo Speech.

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