CMEP Bulletin: Peace in the Holy Land and Campaign Politics
weekly update from Churches for Middle East Peace
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict came up on the campaign trail this week thanks to the released of a clandestinely recorded video in a closed-door fundraiser in May for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Romney spends over three minutes replying to a donor who asked the candidate how the “Palestinian problem” can be solved and his answer is providing plenty of fodder for columnists and pundits. Many address his statements regarding the Palestinian desire for peace and the feasibility of the 1967 lines and a two state solution while others raise new questions about the role of the U.S. as a mediator in the conflict and how President Barack Obama has fared thus far.
Click here to read this full CMEP Bulletin, including the following items:
- No Palestinian interest in Peace?
- 1967 borders not secure
- The Two-State Solution: No Way?
- Peace Plan: Procrastinate
- Comparing the candidates
- Further reading