The Two-State Solution after Kerry's Speech

(Wall Street Journal) Aaron David Miller - Whether it was the Egypt-Israel peace treaty, the Oslo Accords, or the Israel-Jordan peace treaty, the agreements were possible because the parties first came to understandings without U.S. knowledge or help. Syria, Libya and Yemen are now melting down, and Iraq is severely challenged. Others are now more worried about Iran and the Sunni jihadis than they are about an unresolved Palestinian problem. The odds that Israel would consider returning the West Bank to a divided Palestinian leadership in the face of these uncertainties are slim to none. A weak or failing Palestinian state would carry negative security implications for Egypt and Jordan as well as Israel. The writer is a vice president at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars.

2017-01-05 00:00:00

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