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The Myth of ‘Failed’ Peace

Robert Satloff

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American Interest

September 12, 2018


The much-maligned peace process has been a great success from America’s perspective, and if we hold fast to its founding principles, its best days are yet to come.

The Middle East peace process is about to take a few knocks. Late-night comedians, cable news commentators, and numberless think tank pundits are sure to pounce on the 25th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, the founding document of Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking. They will call it a failure, an embarrassment, an irrelevancy, and a waste of presidential time and energy. But the ridicule is misplaced. The truth is that the Middle East peace process, marshaled largely under U.S. aegis, has been one of the most effective American foreign policies of the past half-century...

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