The Problem with the Process

 

Palestine Center Brief No. 270 (5 August 2013)

 

By Yousef Munayyer

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are meeting again in Washington aiming to restart the often-attempted, never-successful process for peace—but it is the process itself that is the problem. For nearly half a century, Israel has occupied the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. During this time, it has colonized the territory with civilian settlements, extracted and exploited natural resources and spent billions of dollars on infrastructure for Israeli settlers and soldiers.

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This article originally appeared on Newsweek/The Daily Beast.

Yousef Munayyer is Executive Director of the Palestine Center. This policy brief may be used without permission but with proper attribution to the Center.

The views in this brief are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Jerusalem Fund.