Sharon: “painful concessions”

CNN reports: “JERUSALEM (CNN) — Israel must make “painful concessions” to help achieve Mideast peace by giving up some Jewish settlements in Palestinian territory, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said in Sunday’s editions of the newspaper Ha’aretz.”
This would be too good to be true. I wonder if this step comes from insight or US pressure to make their predictions come true. Either way – that would be a hell of a good start.