Obama and Arab-Israel Peace

[Washington Post] Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski - When Obama takes office in two months, he will find a number of difficult foreign policy issues competing for his attention. We believe that the Arab-Israeli peace process is one issue that requires priority attention. Not everyone in the Middle East views the Palestinian issue as the greatest regional challenge, but the deep sense of injustice it stimulates is genuine and pervasive. The president should speak out clearly and forcefully about the fundamental principles of the peace process. That should be followed by the appointment of a high-level dignitary to pursue the process on the president's behalf. Brent Scowcroft was national security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush. Zbigniew Brzezinski was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter.

2008-11-21 01:00:00

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