CMEP Bulletin: Stalled Peace Process Exacerbates Internal RiftsWritten by Churches for Middle East Peace
March 26, 2012
The Beat Goes On
While talks between Israelis and Palestinians in Jordan were ostensibly broken off last month, there have been multiple unofficial reports that talks are continuing in Amman. Both sides may be confronting the reality that without progress toward a two state deal they may be left increasingly with a de facto one state situation that neither one wants.
U.S. President Barack Obama called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on March 19 and repeated positions that he has said before --- e.g., take no action that would preclude the outcome of final status issues – that apply equally to Israel, and signals at the least that the president does not intend to ignore the Palestinian issues, even in this election season and notwithstanding all the attention and pressure being given to military confrontation with Iran.
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