Shifting sands for Mideast status quo

If 'Bibi' Netanyahu is ousted, chances are increased that an Israeli-Palestine peace process can begin. That's a big 'if,' but here are five reasons for hope.

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June 9, 2021 - 8:35 AM

Israel's centrist opposition leader Yair Lapid. (Debbie Hill/POOL/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

After Bibi, can the Israel-Palestine peace process be resurrected?

This is the $64 billion question, if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu is formally ousted, which looks pretty certain.

The conventional response is a resounding “no,” because the process is dead in the water. The Oslo peace plan for a “two-state solution,” which had been on life support for years, was administered the coup de grace by Bibi, the Trump team, and feckless Palestinian leaders.

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