The Future Looks Gloomy for the Middle East Peace Process
After the failure of the Annapolis’ peace process and the subsequent war in Gaza in 2008, Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have been suspended. In January 2009, the new US Administration led by Barack Obama declared that the solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as the signing of an overall peace agreement in the Middle East were a priority for the US Middle East policy. However, the Middle East peace process has been stalling between August and October 2009 and there are signals of worsening relations between Israelis and Palestinians. Such an outcome has been determined by the same, longstanding factors that led to the Annapolis’ failure, which are progressively pushing the Obama Administration toward a more pro-Israeli stance and leaving the Iranian issue alone on the top of the US Middle Eastern agenda.
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