The NPR program, All Things Considered, had an interesting segment last Wednesday about the peace process in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The title, “U.S. Hopes To Jump-Start Israel-Palestinian Talks,” is a bit misleading since the piece discusses a multitude of potential options and justifications for the way forward in this region of the world.
The most interesting point for me was the potential for quite a few “leaders” in the process to emerge. Will the US be at the forefront? Will the Palestinians opt to go through channels at the UN? Will Israel unilaterally make a move? How will the other actors in the Middle East position themselves in this new environment? Definitely worth checking out.