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More voices at Haaretz Israel Conference on Peace

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Published: 14 November 2015

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Martin Indyk: Israelis must stop playing the victim – Haaretz 12.11.15
“You are not victims. You are not. You have built a beautiful country which is incredibly strong…with the backing of the most powerful country in the world. You are not victims anymore. You are players in your own fate… With a settlement freeze, Palestinian President Abbas could be a partner for peace ‘tomorrow.’ “

Saudi Prince al-Faisal in pre-recorded interview with Chemi Shalev: Desire for peace exists both in Gaza and Ramallah - Haaretz 12.11.15
Prince Turki al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia’s longtime intelligence chief and still an insider, insists that the Arab Peace Initiative can bring Israel acceptance in the region. But the political will has to come from the Jewish state.

Reuven Rivlin - Peace between Israel and Palestine must start with Jerusalem - Haaretz 11.11.15
On both the right and left, we are not exempt from asking ourselves even now: What is the positive legacy we will bequeath to future generations in regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? We may not be able to bequeath them peace – but we can leave them breakthroughs. The essential key to any future settlement lies in starting to consolidate trust between the two sides in the present.

Tony Blair - After all this time working toward peace, I'm still an optimist – Haaretz 12.11.15
Peace is still in the interests of both peoples, still supported by both peoples, still wished for by both peoples. But a new approach is required.


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