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Change They Can Believe In

To Make Israel Safe, Give Palestinians Their Due

Author: Walter Russell Mead, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy
January/February 2009
Foreign Affairs


Much like Copernicus, who put the sun at the center of the universe, the Obama administration must put Palestinian politics and Palestinian public opinion at the center of its efforts to bring peace to the Middle East. But this need not mean turning away from Israel: such refocusing would in fact offer Israel substantial long-term benefits.

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