The old ‘peace process’ pressured Israel to make potentially dangerous concessions on security and territory to Palestinian leaders who kept insisting Jews had no history in Jerusalem and no rights to a homeland. So Palestinian terrorism sabotaged the 1993 Oslo Accords.
However, almost thirty years later, a generational shift has realigned interests in the Arab world. Backed by the former President Trump, Gulf states have put their own people’s economic, social, and security interests ahead of the Palestinian veto.
JPC senior director Shoshana Bryen joined Prof. Mark Meirowitz to speak to Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in New York on the change in Arab-Israeli relations and its regional implications.