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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Paris Initiative and US Middle East Policy: Paving the Way for the 4th Intifada – Why justice is the only roadmap to peace

http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/the-paris-initiative-and-us-middle-east-policy-paving-the-way-for-the-4th-intifada-why-justice-is-the-only-roadmap-to-peace/

The Paris Initiative and US Middle East Policy: Paving the Way for the 4th Intifada – Why justice is the only roadmap to peace

May 16, 2016 By Tamara Kharroub
In the middle of the US presidential election season, France has elected to take the opportunity and break the US monopoly over the Middle East peace process, calling for an international summit on the two-state solution and a final UN resolution on the matter. Meanwhile, the Obama Administration is increasingly critical of Israeli settlement activity and is reported to push for a UN resolution, amid reports of an upcoming international document to be released by the Middle East Quartet in late May or June expressing harsh criticism of Israeli settlement policy. What exactly are the parameters of the French initiative, what is the US position, and what are its likely outcomes and repercussions on the ground? http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/the-paris-initiative-and-us-middle-east-policy-paving-the-way-for-the-4th-intifada-why-justice-is-the-only-roadmap-to-peace/

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