Middle East Analysis
Another setback or a true chance at peace?
Count me among the few who think something might actually come out of the latest direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians. My cautious optimism comes from the belief that every attempt at peace in the Middle East should be seen with a fresh eye and a fresh heart. This round has interesting characteristics that we shouldn’t ignore. A U.S. president very keen on being the one who brings peace, an Israeli Prime Minister who is changing his “tough talk” and acting more like a peace-maker, and a Palestinian leader who has no choice but peace as his people yearn for a state they can call their own and the right to a dignified life.
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