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If the Palestine issue is a political football that others in the Arab world, Israel and further afield use mainly to benefit themselves, then we witness today a veritable World Cup of Palestine Political Football, given the numerous regional and global ideas being thrown around to reignite Palestinian-Israeli negotiations.All the parties offering ideas for a rejuvenated peace process work mainly for their own domestic benefits, including reconfiguring regional power balances in an amateurish bid to ward off other threats they see, like Iran or Daesh (ISIS). We are probably witnessing more wishful thinking than realistic signs of practical progress toward a permanent peace, given the poor quality of political leaderships in Israel, Palestine, the Arab world and most foreign powers. This situation seems ripe for a credible, effective mediator that could help them achieve that elusive permanent and just peace.I may be delusional, but this situation appears to me to be a desperate cry for a competent third party mediator that could work diligently and honestly to narrow the gap between the parties and move them toward a serious negotiation.
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