Not that this should surprise anyone, but realistically, I don't see any chance of peace with the Palestinians when they talk like this -- settlements and land aren't the crux of the issue: the Temple Mount is. The question is, will an Israeli government decide to capitulate on Jerusalem after they have left Gaza, and then (G-d forbid) abandon Judea and Samaria as well?
Jews have no historical connection to the Western Wall, which is actually the "Al-Buraq Wall," is part of the Al Aqsa Mosque and served as a tying post for Muhammad's horse, according to messages broadcast this month on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' state-run television.
"The issue of the Al-Buraq Wall (the Western Wall) is one of the wonders which we don't know why it happened in this order (of historical events). Who would have believed, back then, when Islam began in the time of the prophet, who would have believed that the Israelis would arrive 1,400 years later, conquer Jerusalem and would make this wall into their special place of worship, where they worship and pray? It's incredible!" said Dr. Hassan Khader, founder of the popular Al Quds Encyclopedia, in an interview on PA television. (YNETnews)
Then again, we can't really blame them. When Shimon Peres repeats over and over again that there's nothing to learn from history, why shouldn't we expect the Palestinians to continue ignoring facts? Then again, I guess the reason Shimon is considering running for President of Israel is that he takes his own advice and refuses to learn from history. The man is a perpetual loser and will lose the race for presidency as well...