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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?

Elena Sarigeorgiou

The U.S. should cautiously consider mediating negotiations in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The process must align with U.S. laws and constitutional powers while avoiding the idealistic notion of imposing its vision on the region. Simply, I don’t think the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is ready to be resolved without a stable democracy and strong relations with other countries in the region. Acknowledging the cultural differences between the conflicting parties is essential to gain trust and effectiveness. The U.S. must demonstrate an impartial stance, addressing concerns of bias resulting from its close ties with Israel. Prioritizing self-determination and autonomy for the region, rather than enforcing a global order, can foster trust among the parties involved. However, any involvement must be approached with a realistic understanding of the complexity of the issue and a genuine commitment to peace.