Most Israelis agree that it is incumbent to make a thriving West Bank such a fact on the ground. But it would be even better to make a thriving, terror-free West Bank based Palestinian state a fact on the ground too. That can only happen while Hamas is on the outside, a non player in the diplomatic arena. Hamas is the South in this civil war, the entity that wants to continue existing with their version of the "Peculiar Institution," in this case terrorism rather than slavery. If moderation wins, Hamas will ultimately have to capitulate, because the Gazan people will see the advantages gained by their West Bank brethren and will force them to. Egypt's President Morsi is now seeing first-hand that moderate forces can be very powerful when they speak with a clear voice - which is happening on the streets of Cairo right now. The last word on the Arab Spring has yet to be written. Like Lincoln, Israel and Abbas need to put facts of moderation on the ground. This is happening economically. It needs to happen at the negotiating table too.
Back in the early days of Oslo, the cry was "Gaza first," meaning that Jericho and Gaza would gain a modicum of autonomy, and we would see how that goes before moving to the next stage of the peace process. Now, I think the cry needs to be "Gaza last," as we work toward the establishment of a West Bank only Palestine.