Peleg, Ilan & Paul Scham. "Historical Breakthroughs in Arab-Israeli Negotiations: Lessons for the Future." Middle East Journal 64,2 (2010): 215-233.
This article analyzes the conditions that might facilitate the long awaited diplomatic breakthrough in the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians in the Obama presidency. In order to identify ten specific factors, the article relies on the rich historical record of peace negotiations, particularly since 1967. The analysis indicates that, despite the presence of a number of the factors which have facilitated past agreements, there are others which militate against excessive optimism.