The Middle East Peace Process

According to news reports the United States is going to make another push to revive talks aimed at bringing about peace in the Middle East. Again? The same old story! Does the United States truly have the resolve to bring about peace in the Middle East? The United States carries too much baggage into these discussions. There is hardly a politician around willing to compromise the Jewish vote. The Administration is beholden to the oil lobby. Where does this leave the peace process?Put it where it belongs in the United Nations where the mess originated. The efforts of the United States should be expended on bolstering the efforts of the United Nations. If Israel or the Palestinian Authority are not receptive to United Nations proposals then impose economic sanctions. It's time to play hardball!

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