The fact is, after 64 years of talking, the present round of peace talks probably won't succeed. Other options need to be explored, like Compulsory Arbitration. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • MIKE
    • 02.01.12 | 18:09 (IST)

    Submit outstanding, unresolvable issues to Compulsory Arbitration. Each side would pick an arbitrator. The two arbitrators pick a third arbitrator. (The arbitrators would be people of the parties' choosing like lawyers, judges, politician, retired heads of state.) The two sides argue their cases to the panel of three arbitrators and the arbitrators will decide. Majority opinion prevails. And that's it. Dispute over. And if the sides walk away disgruntled, remember what a judge once told me, that when everyone walks away unhappy you've probably achieved a good settlement. You've been doing the same things over and over again for 64 years and the results have always been nil. It's insane to keep doing things the same way. try something different.

    from the article: Hamas calls on Palestinian Authority to boycott peace talks with Israel
    First published 17:12 02.01.12 | Last updated 17:12 02.01.12
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