Following the war between Israel and Hamas: New political horizons for the peace process?
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 subject of new political horizons for the peace process.
For Efraim Inbar, Director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Israel has no choice other than to continue to live by the sword for many more years.
On the other side, Shaul Arieli, one of the prominent representatives of the Geneva peace initiative who has been involved in a number of negotiations between Israel and Palestine, argues that new diplomatic horizons have emerged for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
For Inbar and Arieli alike, at the moment the West’s priority is tackling the military and political situation vis-à-vis the Islamic State, and not solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.