The president of the United States is the only one who can lead a regional coalition to challenge and check the regional superpower. This coalition must put the Palestine-Israel conflict on a course toward resolution. The states that can navigate together the region's road to stability and modernity should count Palestine as their partner.
Ziad Asali is president of the American Task Force on Palestine. He served as one of President Bush's delegates to observe the 2005 Palestinian presidential election.