We have seen this before. When the Oslo process threatened peace, Yitzhak Rabin was killed by an Israeli who was hailed as a hero by the Israeli right wing. Oslo died with Rabin. When peace again threatened, Ariel Sharon occupied "Temple Mount" with Israeli troops, touching off the Second Intifada, killing peace hopes and electing Mr. Sharon, all as he intended by his provocation. Israel claimed it could not negotiate with Yasser Arafat because he was a terrorist, yet when he died and Mr. Abbas became leader, Israel still did not negotiate, weakening Mr. Abbas and creating the opportunity for Hamas that Israel now uses as a pretext to not seek peace.