Better late than never?

Judging by this Ynet article, Danny Ayalon’s Jews from Arab countries initiative (see here and here) is making some ripples in the Arab world. Good. It’s nice to see some positive activity for a change. Is it too late? ¬†Ironically, Arafat’s and Abbas’ delay in progressing peace talks about the real issues – on both sides – mean that the real issues are still to be decided. In other words, Ayalon’s initiative is now part of the real issues and cannot be ignored. The political equivalent of a late goal in soccer; now let’s score another.