November 20, 2012

Obama's Chance to Push Two-State Solution

Matthew Duss, Globe and Mail

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President Obama has, once again, an opportunity to show his support for the security of Israel, and for Palestinians, by beginning another push for a two-state solution. I don't have any illusions about how difficult this will be, given that the regional table isn't exactly set for peace-making t this moment. Even in better circumstances, this conflict has an amazing ability to frustrate leaders who attempt to grapple with it, and there’s a strong temptation, encouraged by very vocal pro status-quo factions in both Israel and the United States, to believe that the conflict can only be managed, not solved, and that that attempting to forge peace is naive. But what is truly naive is imagining that this status quo can continue.

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TAGGED: Gaza, Hamas, Barack Obama, United States, Middle East, Palestinians, Palestine, Israel


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