Abba Eban, former Israeli foreign minister, has argued: "If we insist on maintaining the present territorial structure, which may be possible for a time through physical force, we shall have to give up almost every other attribute of our national vision. If we insist on ruling an entire territory and population ... we shall soon lose our Jewish majority, our democratic principles, our hope of ultimate peace, the prospect of avoiding war, the maintenance of our international friendships, the durability of the Egyptian treaty relationship and any chance of a national consensus at home. The status quo is the least viable and the most catastrophic of all the available Israeli options."
No. 4, government reform is something everyone talks about but weak leaders, as Israeli diplomat Abba Eban said of the Palestinians, "never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity."