Israel-Palestine: the real reason there’s still no peace

Israel-Palestine: the real reason there’s still no peace

Postby Oscar » Sun May 21, 2017 10:58 am

Israel-Palestine: the real reason there’s still no peace

[ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... ways-fails ]

The possibility of a lasting deal seems as far away as ever – and the history of failed negotiations suggests it’s largely because Israel prefers the status quo

by Nathan Thrall Tuesday 16 May 2017 05.30 BST

Scattered over the land between the Jordan river and the Mediterranean Sea lie the remnants of failed peace plans, international summits, secret negotiations, UN resolutions and state-building programmes, most of them designed to partition this long-contested territory into two independent states, Israel and Palestine. The collapse of these initiatives has been as predictable as the confidence with which US presidents have launched new ones, and the current administration is no exception.

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