The Kerry peace initiative in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: When hope and good intentions are not enough

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Abstract

This article examines the factors that contributed to the failure of the last major effort, which was carried out by US Secretary of State John Kerry, to facilitate a Final Status Agreement to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The analysis is based on an understanding that every effort to resolve this intractable conflict, even if unsuccessful, is worthy of examination, which can yield interesting observations and insights that may inform future attempts to find a solution. As President Trump's administration makes intensive efforts to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, and the US Middle East negotiation delegation shuttles intensively between the parties and between major regional actors to explore the possibility of renewing official negotiations, this seems like an opportune time to review the major factors that affected the outcome of the previous peace talks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-41
Number of pages34
JournalInternational Negotiation
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

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Keywords

  • Central coalition theory
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • John Kerry
  • Mutually enticing opportunities
  • Ripeness theory

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