Moving US Embassy to #Jerusalem: “Conflict-resolution experts call this tactic a “burning bridges” move, which sends a clear, credible commitment to act”

WASHINGTON POST
Trump’s plan to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem could help the peace process
by Miriam F. Elman
December 29, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and his selection of an ambassador to Israel who heartily supports the relocation have produced a deluge of dire warnings. Critics claim the move would unleash a wave of extremism, making past clashes pale by comparison. But these warnings may be exaggerated. A careful look at conflict-resolution theory suggests that moving the embassy could be a constructive move, pushing Israelis and Palestinians back to negotiations. READ MORE

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