Burning Issues: The U.S. Role In The Israel-Palestine Conflict

The Israel-Palestine conflict should not be viewed as a millennia-old intractable conflict, but a recent crisis in which the United States has been a key instigator through its “blank check” support of Israel, says Raed Jarrar, government relations manager at the American Friends Service Committee, in this Burning Issues video segment.

The pathway to addressing the conflict is clear, Jarrar says: Any agreement that assures Palestinians equal rights and equal access to resources.

Jarrar says that while he is “not very hopeful” that the leading presidential candidates will on their own change U.S. policy toward Israel, there is “populist pressure” that could hold the U.S. more accountable and lead to a more balanced policy.

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