What novelty in the same tired, inefficient approach?
- By: Daoud Kuttab
For some time now, I have been following, through his Twitter account, the activities and meetings of US peace envoy Jason Greenblatt.
Now on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly we are made privy to some of his ideas and thinking.
The net conclusion is not encouraging.
Greenblatt admitted in a speech chaired by the Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brenda that the Trump administration’s approach to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is different and “departs from the usual Orthodoxy”.
But instead of offering something new and creative, the new approach presented at the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee is nothing more than a rehash of the worn out and utterly ineffective, useless, Israeli way.
To begin with, the assistant to the US president and the special representative for international negotiations says: “Instead of working to impose a solution from the outside, we are giving the parties space to make their own decisions about their future.”