To Secure Peace, Palestinians Must Accept Jewish History

(Washington Post) Yehudah Mirsky - Any hope for a sustainable future requires Palestinians to accept the historic tie and sacred nature of the Temple Mount for Jews. Rather than denying Jewish history, Palestinians must instead construct secular political institutions and partnerships with the many Israelis who would be glad to maintain a peaceful status quo on the Mount for the sake of a livable Jerusalem. Absent this, the Palestinians will find themselves without Israeli partners, and peace, or even coexistence, will be ever harder to achieve. The writer, a former U.S. State Department official, teaches at Brandeis University's Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.

2017-08-08 00:00:00

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