At first sight, the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian relations look bleaker than ever. And it would be ludicrous to suggest that the goal of creating a better Israeli-Palestinian relationship – still less achieving a conflict-ending agreement – could be anything other than extremely challenging. But a look behind the headlines suggests that there are more opportunities here than might appear immediately to be the case.
For one thing, majorities on both sides still support a two-state solution in principle. They are slim majorities, admittedly. But the very fact that there remain majorities in favour of the two-state solution suggests that the proposal has enduring appeal – or at least that there are few, if any, credible alternatives.… Seguir leyendo »