The requisites of Israeli-Palestinian peace
July 11, 2013 12:11
Given the volatility of the Mideast, especially in the wake of the Arab Spring, Israel's security arrangements need to guarantee right to defend itself regardless of new developments.
Kerry and Netanyahu meeting 370.
(photo credit:Matty Stern/US Embassy Tel Aviv)
Over the past few months, since the establishment of the third government headed
by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, US President Barack Obama and Secretary of
State John Kerry have spearheaded a serious effort to restart peace talks
between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.I participated in the
meetings with Obama during his visit to Israel last March, and in the subsequent
meetings with Kerry and US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. I was deeply impressed
by their clear support for the Jewish state and their strong desire to bring the
Israelis and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table, without
preconditions, so as to arrive at a peaceful solution to the