Matt McAllester is a contributing editor at Details magazine. For 13 years, he reported for Newsday, spending much of that time as a foreign correspondent in places such as Kosovo, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Nigeria and Lebanon.

Like his predecessor Ariel Sharon, Netanyahu could become a hard-line Israeli prime minister who takes a bold step toward peace. Matt McAllester on the signs he’s ready to make a deal with the Palestinians in Washington.