April 14, 2014

The Mideast Peace Process Paradox

Jackson Diehl, Washington Post

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The Middle East “peace process” can look like an endless loop of diplomatic failures that leave Israelis and Palestinians stuck in in­trac­table conflict. So as the latest round of U.S.-sponsored negotiation teeters on the brink, it’s worth pointing out that during the course of the last 25 years the two peoples have made glacially slow but cumulatively enormous progress toward coexistence. In fact, they have traveled most of the path to a final settlement.

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TAGGED: Palestinians, Israel, Peace Process, Middle East

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