January 9, 2010

A Last Chance for the U.S. in the Middle East

Daily Star, Daily Star

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Presenting an early yet strong favorite for the deja-vu-quotation-of-2010 award, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday called for a robust revival of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Clinton, speaking with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, called on Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to address sticky issues such as borders and the status of Occupied Jerusalem, and many bold words such as “deadlines” were uttered. 

Reality, however, is that the contours of what must be the final peace deal – also resolving the key points of right of return and water rights – have been known for decades. The work on laying out the details and unavoidable compromises was done a long time ago by other people,...

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