John Lyndon, executive director of OneVoice Europe, wrote the following look at the peace process for Compass in the U.K.
In the merry-go-round world of Middle East peace, this week could be one to remember. Israel's right wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, spent the first half of the week in London, meeting with Gordon Brown and the US' Special Envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell.
Murmurs of a deal in the offing began to appear- first online, and then in the broadsheet press. Is this silly season sensationalism, or evidence of a genuine breakthrough and the imminent resumption of negotiations? Much more will be known in the coming weeks and months, with talk of President Obama making a major announcement in late September- but one thing is certain: the people of Israel and Palestine will not tolerate very much more foot dragging on the part of their leaders.