The Prospects for Peace: A Palestinian View
erschienen in der Publikation "Jahrbuch für internationale Sicherheitspolitik 2000" (ISBN: 3-8132-0711-0) - Dezember 2000
Autor(en):Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi
This paper traces the various steps of the peace process since 1991 and analyzes why it has thus far failed to deliver a peaceful settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. It further examines the current political environment since the election of Ehud Barak, with a special focus on the outstanding issues to be negotiated in the final status talks. In doing so, the paper argues that successful negotiations - providing the basis for a just and lasting peace - will depend to a great extent on there being a genuine desire and determination on the part of both sides to reach feasible compromises and a formula with which they can live without feeling defeated or sold out. This in turn will require especially on the part of the Israelis the willingness to stop hiding behind the shield of security.