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Gaza's Unfinished Business

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Gaza's Unfinished Business

The International Crisis Group's report on "Gaza's Unfinished Business" is thorough and thoughtful and based on lots of first-hand reporting. But it assumes that the way to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians is to revive the "peace process" which began at the Madrid conference in 1990. Yet everything that's happened over the last decade shows that this process has utterly failed to deliver for either side.

Maybe it's time for a completely new start. Maybe instead of revilng Hamas and the Israeli right, we should at least listen to them and think how to start from now instead of dragging them back to a 1990s game that has failed.