Israel's disengagement from Gaza, completed 22 months ago, has succeeded.
It was a demonstration project of a sort - an experiment in Palestinian self-rule. If the management of Gaza had gone well, there would have been a Palestinian state within three years, tops.
OK, now speak these three words to yourself: a Palestinian state.
Finished? Good. So are the words.
They won't be coming out of anybody's mouth again for a very, very long time - at least not in any meaningful way.