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Reply To: Do you think the U.S. should assist in mediating negotiations toward a resolution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Why or why not?

Samuel Vandeputte

Dear Oliver,

Thank you for your thoughtful reflection.

I wonder what you mean by a “continuous US-led peace talk”? What would this look like in practice?

I could imagine the establishment of a platform initiated by the US to facilitate such talks. That being said, it seems to me it would be difficult to have these talks indefinitely. Also, I think a flaw in such a system could be that the US may lose its credibility (assuming it currently possesses that!) after which the negotiation platform would lose its credibility.

Curious to hear your thoughts!