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This paper gives a balanced account of the various opinions and views of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and subsequent attempts at peace. First, the paper presents a historical background of the tension in the Middle East. Then, it gives the positions of various parties outside the region, describing their interests in peace. These other stakeholders include the United States, Russia and the European Union. Next, it analyzes why peace has eluded the Middle East. Finally, the paper concludes by stating that the stall pattern which persists in the peace process today must be attributed to failures on the part of the global community rather than Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
From the Paper:"Among the parties outside of the region, perhaps none has been so definitive in its relationship to the peace process as has been the United States. The United States has taken a unilateral stance on the conflict, siding almost invariably with the Israeli government in its right to protect its borders by denying statehood to the disenfranchised Palestinian people. American brokered peace initiatives have generally been structured around the achievement of Israel's goals through the concessions of its neighboring Arab states. Such would be demonstrable in its ongoing efforts to lubricate peace prospects between Israel and Egypt, then the leading political force in the Arab world. Due to its own policy grievances with the Egyptian vision of a pan-Arab state composed of itself and its neighbors, and supported by its Cold War opponent, the Soviet Union, the United States stifled talks which may have helped to broker a settlement of the Palestinian question in addition to strengthening Egypt's Nasserist aims..."
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External Interests in the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Proces (2011, January 10) Retrieved September 30, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/external-interests-in-the-israeli-palestinian-peace-proces-146665/
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