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If Mao and Chiang Kai-shek could defer core issues, so can Israel and the Palestinians
If Mao and Chiang Kai-shek could defer core issues, so can Israel and the Palestinians

Israelis and Palestinians are facing their most difficult negotiation since Menachem Begin flew west to face Egyptian President Anwar Sadat a generation ago at Camp David. If Israel were to end its long occupation, if Palestinians were to unite and forswear violence, if two states were able to share an eternal capital in Jerusalem and bind up the wounds of their long enmity, then a viable Palestinian state could emerge to live in peace with its most prominent and powerful neighbor. Sadly, the final hurdles that diplomats, chief among them Secretary of State John F. Kerry, face in organizing a new negotiation are shaped by preconditions. One of the most nettlesome is Israel's demand...

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