Dead-lock in the Peace Process and Rising Tensions in U.S. – Israeli Relations
Israel Debates is released as online publication of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Israel. Each edition presents opinions of two authors who express controversial views about major events of Israeli interior or foreign politics. The present publication of Israel Debates presents the Israeli domestic discussion on the Dead-lock in the Peace Process.
Dr. Reuven Pedatzur, senior lecturer at Netanya Academic College, concludes his thorough analysis by stating that indirect talks, which are supposed to restart the negotiation process, will not lead to an agreement. At the same time, he believes, that the coming months will be of great importance.
Prof. Efraim Inbar from Bar-Ilan University arrives at similar conclusions. He, however, believes the cause to be a very different one. The chances of reaching an agreement and its implementation are, to Inbar, close to zero, the rift between President Mahmud Abbas’ Fatah, which dominates the West Bank, and Hamas, which rules the Gaza strip, being the main cause.