An Alternative Diplomatic Process: A Renewed Regional Framework for Cooperation in the Middle East

The peace process is not likely to move forward substantially in the near future. Although both sides ostensibly agree to a two-state solution, they are severely divided by the components of that solution, whether it is final borders, Israeli communities over the Green Line, security guarantees, or the fate of Palestinian refugees.  Yet pursuit of peace is a worthy goal, even when it seems far away. In the absence of progress on the core issues dividing the sides, progress might be made on common concerns unrelated to the core issues.

Full Text: “An Alternative Diplomatic Process: A Renewed Regional Framework for Cooperation in the Middle East,” Strategic Perspectives (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs), July 2011