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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?

Michelle Mundt

I would answer this question with another question: Do they want our help? If they are distrustful of the U.S. it seems unlikely that our assistance would be heeded. It seems that the peoples involved have forgotten the reason they are fighting in the first place. I would try to give them the space to figure themselves out. I understand that their conflicts filter out into the world economy and impact much more than just their own peoples and that the US would be anxious to minimize these impacts. I would try to keep things calm in the world while the Middle East figures themselves out. Just like family members, we can not change people. If they want to fight, they will fight.