6. Maybe it's time to admit that diplomacy - and dealing with the Israeli-Arab peace process - should not be Emanuel's job.
To which I'd add a ninth. What Israelis and Palestinians have in common but everyone else lacks is causality. Decisions we make impact on our lives, and we can't walk away. Silly students can grow up; American presidents in their final weeks of power can look forward to high lecture fees; European diplomats can always turn it off when they're posted to China or Bolivia. Israelis and Palestinians together will have to live and die with the decisions they make.
It's a big difference.