It is a sign of how far the peace process has retrogressed that the Israelis and Palestinians have now entered into proximity talks, more than 16 years after having started direct negotiations.
To make matters worse, nobody – including the actual participants – gives the latest round of talks the slightest chance of success. In fact, many fear that failure will only bolster critics of the peace process by further displaying the ineffectiveness of its methods.
So why are they entering negotiations to begin with?
The answer is that the international community, led by the Americans, has been unable to extricate itself from the failed paradigm of bilateral negotiations.… Seguir leyendo »