The Middle East process is dead, not stalled

Is it a sign of incorrigible optimism or mass delusion that so many of us still refer to the Middle East peace process in the present tense? Many years have passed since the enterprise showed any signs of life, yet we comfort ourselves with euphemisms – stalled, halting, frozen, deadlocked – rather than confront what is staring us in the face: there is no Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
 
Donald Trump didn’t kill it with the his reckless decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital for the simple reason that you cannot kill what is already dead.
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