MembersPlans Upon Plans and Still No Peace

We’ve been here before. It won’t lead to peace. None of man’s efforts seem able to do so.

By Aviel Schneider | | Topics: Peace Process
Try as it might, the world cannot advance the Israel-Palestinian peace process.
Photo: EPA-EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

The latest vision for peace from US President Donald Trump served once again as a clear reminder of the numerous peace plans that over the last three decades were supposed to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

Starting with the conference in Madrid in 1991, which led to the Oslo Accords of 1992, the Interim Agreement (or Oslo 2) in 1995, the Camp David Summit of 2000, the Road Map in 2002, the conference at Sharm El Sheikh in 2005 leading to Annapolis in 2007, all these rendezvous were milestones in the negotiations with the Palestinians.

In 2009, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama came head-to-head on the world stage. Despite every effort they were not able to reach an understanding. In addition, Obama was clearly more inclined to favor the Palestinians. Netanyahu decided to wait until a new US President came into office. This happened in 2016.

Shortly after Oslo, I already had the feeling that the peace process was like full throttle in neutral. Compromises are meaningful if we are talking about...

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