Analysis from Debka:
Will Zinniâ€™s Mission Succeed?
15 March: First, it depends on the nature of US envoy Anthony Zinniâ€™s brief. If it is, as officially and publicly defined, to convince Palestinians and Israelis to suspend the grim cycle of violence and bloodshed and accept a truce â€“ then the answer is: Not likely.
He might bring Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to the point of saying the right words â€“ or even signing a paper. Any such pledge will survive only long enough to be trumpeted by the media - before it is blown away.
The reason? The Palestinians are satisfied they have terrorized Israel to a draw, and are determined to press their advantage by redoubling their onslaught.