Why Making Peace with the Palestinians Isn't Like Making Peace with Egypt and Jordan https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/israel-zionism/2017/05/why-making-peace-with-the-palestinians-isnt-like-making-peace-with-egypt-and-jordan/

Egypt and Jordan had strong leaders committed to peace; the Palestinians don’t. That makes the views of ordinary Palestinians all the more significant, and worrisome.

May 3, 2017 | Daniel Polisar
About the author: Daniel Polisar is the executive vice-president and a member of the faculty at Shalem College in Jerusalem.
This is a response to Do Palestinians Want a Two-State Solution?, originally published in Mosaic in April 2017

Mahmoud Abbas at an Arab League summit in Jordan on March 29, 2017. Jordan Pix/ Getty Images.
I greatly welcome and appreciate the thoughts of Daniel Pipes, Ghaith al-Omari, and Elliott Abrams, the three distinguished respondents to my essay in Mosaic, “Do Palestinians Want a Two-State Solution?”. Especially gratifying is that each has challenged, extended, or put into historical and political perspective the main arguments I made about Palestinian public opinion and its impact on the prospects for reaching a durable two-state solution.

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