Jerusalem Report

Pulling purse strings for peace

Without profound behavior modification by both sides, a peace agreement would be little more than a temporary armistice.

The peace process launched by the Oslo Accords in 1993 has largely been an exercise in mutual bad faith. Israel has not stopped building settlements and the Palestinians have not given up their dream of liberating Palestine from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.

The parties’ unwillingness to make sacrifices to end the conflict is evident in their recent actions and statements.

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