individuals, however notable, have no right to negotiate in the name of soverign states. there can be no agreements of any kind between israel and the palestinians unless they are negotiated directly between the representatives of the two parties. the geneva initiative has caused enormous harm to the peace process. it has raised the stakes to unrealistic levels.
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from the article: A two-pronged approach to peace