"I do not believe that annexation will unleash a world of hell across the region. Most Arabs feel hopeless about the Palestinian cause, fearing that it is already lost," Mr. Landis said. "Israel has become so strong, moved so many of its citizens onto Palestinian land, and the Arabs so weak and divided, that Arabs despair that the annexation can be stopped."
"Can sanctions accomplish what war could not? It seems unlikely," Mr. Landis said.