President Obama’s intended visit to Israel and the West Bank on 20 March comes after Israel’s elections have created the potential for a more centrist government, with greater capacity for advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace. In this Expert View paper, BICOM Senior Visiting Fellow Brig. Gen. (ret.) Michael Herzog sets out concrete steps that can be taken immediately by Israel and the Palestinians to avert a looming crisis and create a more conducive environment for substantial peace talks. The paper also calls for the US to take the lead in international diplomacy, including by faciliating back channel negotiations, and addresses vital measures the UK and EU can take to bolster the process.
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