April 18, 2014

Are We Addicted to the Mideast Peace Process?

Aaron David Miller, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

Sometimes I get the feeling that the entire world regards the peace process between the Israelis and Palestinians as the fulcrum of modern civilization. It's an extraordinary testament to the durability of this issue that, with Egypt in a chronic mess, Syria melting down, Libya in a modified state of failure, Vladimir Putin threatening to gobble up more of Ukraine, and Asia beckoning for more attention too, the peace process continues to exert the pull that it does.

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TAGGED: Palestinians, Palestine, Israel, Middle East

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