Why There’s No Jump-Starting the Peace Process

From Why There’s No Jump-Starting the Peace Process:

Lots of people have ideas for an Israeli-Palestinian agreement. Most of them are bad: grandiose proposals for international conferences or non-starters that would require Israel to accept the “return” of millions of Palestinians to its own territory as a condition for Arab recognition of what would no longer be a Jewish state. Nonetheless, the UN Security Council may debate the various schemes at the end of this week. However, one U.S. official said that “there will be no major diplomatic initiative.” Why the paralysis? There are some important substantive reasons, including the simple fact that the end of Israeli unilateralism means an Arab partner is needed – and the Palestinian Authority is not ready for a serious peace process.

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