Foreign Policy: 3 Reasons Direct Talks between Israelis and Palestinians is Just Hype

Stephen M. Walt details 3 reasons why the direct talks between the Israelis and Palestinians do not represent a breakthrough in the conflict: 1. Palestinian insistence that a future state have a shared West Bank and Gaza border with East Jerusalem as a the capital; 2. the Israeli government will only accept a “symbolic” Palestinian state; and 3. The Obama Administration’s unwillingness to exert pressure on Israel.

Full Article: Foreign Policy

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