Posted by Ilan Goldenberg
I think there is general agreement on the fact that the Annapolis Conference is unlikely to produce much in the way of progress on the Peace Process. Right now there is little consensus inside the Israeli or Palestinian population and on top of that you have three lame duck leaders who are not strong enough to generate any genuine progress. Basically, the political situation is all wrong for any serious progress to be made. It didn't have to be this way, if the Administration had actually engaged on this issue from the very beginning, but now it is. The whole effort is probably best symbolized by this:
The long buildup to Annapolis, together with Ms. Rice’s many trips to the region, have given birth to a new verb in Israeli government circles: “lecondel,” meaning, to come and go for meetings that produce few results. The word is based on Ms. Rice’s first name.
The prefix "Le" in Hebrew means "to." So "Lecondel" literaly means to Condoleeza.