Special Series: Israel - Lebanon - Syria - A Regional Peace Process - 2007
by Marc Gopin
Marc Gopin observes how peace talks between Israel and Syria could serve as a catalyst for greater regional stability, so long as issues of Palestinian justice are left on the table.
(Source: Common Ground News Service, 23 August 2007) 
by Alon Liel
Alon Liel, former Director-General of the Israeli Foreign Office, argues that Saudi Arabia's role in regional peacemaking efforts is over-emphasised and that more focus should instead be shifted to Syria.
(Source: Common Ground News Service, 30 August 2007) 
by Moshe Ma'oz
With the complexities of final-status talks between Israelis and Palestinians still looming, efforts should be set on negotiating peace with Syria, which would go far in helping achieve a better regional stability.
(Source: Common Ground News Service, 30 August 2007) 
by Brian Katulis and Peter Juul
Political isolation is ineffective, say Brian Katulis and Peter Juul of the Center for American Progress. They call on the US to redouble its efforts for peace and stability in the Middle East, encouraging open dialogue with all key players in the region-including Syria and Iran.
(Source: Common Ground News Service, 06 September 2007) 
by Michael Young
"Lebanon should not pay the price for a Syrian-Israeli dialogue," argues Michael Young. To protect Lebanon's sovereignty, Young believes the international community should set conditions on Middle East peace talks.
(Source: Common Ground News Service, 20 September 2007) 
by Ted Kattouf
Ted Kattouf, former US Ambassador to Syria, questions what the United States and Syria would lose from continued dialogue. He suggests that by discussing more than border and humanitarian issues with Syria, the US could help pave a path toward peace in the Middle East.
(Source: Common Ground News Service, 20 September 2007) 
 
 
 
 
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