Is U.S. Peace Vision in Touch with Reality?

[New York Jewish Week] Gary Rosenblatt - According to Gidi Grinstein, head of Re'ut, a Tel Aviv-based think tank, "the only attainable" positive result from U.S.-Israel-PA talks at this point could be through "baby steps," establishing a West Bank state for the Palestinians. By adopting an "all-or-nothing approach" now, which would include discussions of the fate of Jerusalem and Palestinian refugees, the U.S. administration is losing touch with reality, "moving away from the achievable to the desirable." Grinstein pointed out that such efforts have failed since 1949, and that the result could well be the collapse of the fragile Palestinian Authority.

2009-10-06 08:00:00

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