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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Will Palestinians Partner in Peace – or in Conflict?
CEO Steven J. Morris
The San Diego Union Tribune recently published our opinion piece regarding the upcoming Palestinian UDI. While Abbas might come home from the U.N. with a statehood resolution of some kind. However, what he will gain will pale in comparison to the benefits that would result from taking positive steps toward peace. Ultimately, a negotiated agreement is the only way to resolve the conflict and move toward the only sustainable solution – two healthy democratic nations living side by side. Israel is waiting – hopefully not in vain – for the Palestinian leadership to fill the lonely, empty chair at the negotiating table. Only in this way can we all ride the wave of democratic renewal into an era of peace and independence for both peoples.