Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

Peace Needs a New Balfour Declaration—A “Biden Declaration”

Thu 07 Dec 2023 | 08:28 AM
Abderahman Salaheldin
Abderahman Salaheldin
By Abderahman Salaheldin

U.S. President Joe Biden should issue a declaration spelling out a one-year plan that would end with launching negotiations for the establishment of an independent and viable Palestinian State.

be fully integrated in its immediate neighborhood and to become a major participant in regional economic, cultural, and defense projects. Peace would empower moderates on both sides and enable them to show their people the benefits of stability, cooperation, and growth.

Under the present dire circumstances of war and bloodshed, our ideas might sound to many as overly optimistic. All grand visions of peace initially, appeared impossible to attain. They materialized only when adopted by peace advocates on both sides of the conflict and with support from the dominant global powers.

The global community should participate in the needed hard work to create a political horizon for the Palestinians and Israelis to peacefully coexist, to invest in turning this horizon into a reality, and to overcome the militants’ opposition on both sides. We remain convinced that the majority of Arabs, Israelis, and the rest of the civilized world would make the right choice for peace to prevail.