No Peace Without a Capable and Responsible Palestinian Partner

[Council on Foreign Relations] Interview with Martin Indyk - The U.S. has the notion that by creating a political horizon in which Palestinians and Israelis could see what the end result of a negotiation would be, that would help to take care of the situation on the ground. But it's not going to be enough. It is going to have to be a process on the ground that creates a capable and responsible Palestinian partner, if there's ever going to be an agreement based on a two-state solution. Without that responsible and capable partner, you get what you've got today, which is Israeli withdrawal, Hamas, Hizbullah, al-Qaeda and Iran fill the vacuum, and instead of peace you get a continuation of war by other names.

2007-05-24 01:00:00

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