The Candidates on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Posted by uscsjp on February 5, 2008
Predictably conservative analysis from the Council on Foreign Relations, but still valuable information for voters.
“With some notable exceptions, candidates of both major U.S. parties put forth similar views on the conflict, stressing their commitment to defending Israel’s right to exist and calling on the Palestinian leadership and extragovernmental factions to renounce terrorism. But beyond rhetoric, each candidate faces a similar challenge: crafting a position which balances the historic U.S. alliance with Israel against the widely recognized need to press Israel to agree an equitable peace with the Palestinians. Most—though not all—accept the notion that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict animates other conflicts far from the Holy Land…”