munity’s efforts to advance the Middle East peace process and the remarks by the president’s son-in-law and a
dviser Jared Kushner indicating that an upcoming US peace plan does not include a two-state solution with the Palestinians sh
ows the US is hoping to undermine the international consensus built on that premise. Given its complex and chronic nat
ure, there is no quick remedy to the decades-old enmity between Israelis and Palestinians. But both sides need to exe
rcise the utmost restraint so as to avoid sparking another vicious circle of violence.
rnational community of the urgency of finding a way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian co
nflict. The US is in no position to act as mediator, but it should avoid doing anything to make the situ
ation worse. And notwithstanding the US stance, the consensus on a two-state solution needs to be shored up and grea
ter efforts need to be made to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli issue through dialogue and negotiations.