dear Akiva, you write: So what if Obama says the time has come to move the peace process forward? as you rightly point out, there is very little hope that the two sides will find internal motivation and legitimation to make peace. it seems clear that, in order to bring about peace, the US must then apply external pressure, so the question is what kind of pressure it will choose to apply. my feeling is that the US, after acknowledging that its invitation to solve the issue via negotiation has failed, rather than withdrawing financial support to Israel will instead proceed to recognize a state of Palestine based on the '67 borders, and will give it financial and political support. one precedent is the accession of Cyprus to the EU, despite the fact that the border issues were not solved in time by the parts.
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