How to Achieve Israeli-Palestinian Peace - WSJ.com

How to Achieve Israeli-Palestinian Peace - WSJ.com
Op-ed by Hosni Mubarak on the Middle East Peace Process. Note token line about Egypt having achieved reform and providing more jobs for youth, both clearly untrue (the PM after all has warned of rising unemployment, and the reform issue speaks for itself.) Since the op-ed contains no policy initiatives, I guess this is just a PR effort to reassert Egypt's reputation as a peacemaker in the US. One wishes its current efforts were more successful, since Cairo has succeeded in neither Palestinian reconciliation nor a permanent ceasefire between Hamas and Israel, the two goals of the "Egyptian initiative". Of course this is also the Israelis and Palestinians' fault, but you can't really point to recent great Egyptian diplomatic successes.

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Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.