Daniel Doron is the president of the Israel Center for Social and Economic Progress, a private think tank in Jerusalem.
Economic development is the key. Once Palestinians discover "Western" treats, goods, and services... they will soften. Can anyone tell me if Palestinians support gambling? Also could an international economic advisor team be sent, just as Russia was "taught" the modern Western ways of doing business after the USSR fell?
He's a friend of Steve Plaut's and both are free market economists. The article is a good illustration that it will take more than politics to fix the MIddle East conflict. About the only reservation I have is that even a beneficial economic relationship is not necessarily a guarantee of good will and peace. After all France and Germany were each other's largest trading partners between thw wars.
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