The Roadmap for Peace (the basis for a two state solution to the Isreali / Palestinian conflict) states that:
Palestinian "incitement must cease immediately and the Palestinian Authority will engage in genuine prevention of terror and violence".
the Israeli Cabinet Statement on the Road Map - (may 25th '03) states that:
"As in the other mutual frameworks, the Roadmap will not state that Israel must cease violence and incitement against the Palestinians".
In other words, you must stop hitting me, but I can keep on hitting you. Clearly the reaction of an Israeli administration enthusiastic for an even-handed & peaceful resolution to the conflict.
Please note: "... the other mutual frameworks ..." and ask yourself, how long has that arrangement been going on?
(Previously posted 05/13/2004)