Comments: One Key to Middle East Peace: How a Dispute Resolution System Could Handle Conflicts Arising from Dismantlement of Settlements in West Bank & Gaza

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urban , Beverly Hills ca     01/16/14
conflict resolution
education to the intent of resolution would help the arabs and Persians discuss/resolve their lack of trust to others!

urban image, b.h. ca     09/14/06
comunication language
read your article ten principles ....It seems that in order to agree, one must negotiate first......THE muslims/persians agree and then negotiate, negotiate, can we mediate two concepts....since 700AD they idolize the black stone .....death or subservient to the muslims.....The Koran needs to be that possible?

Jonathan , Brunswick ME   06/08/04
Thanks for your thoughtful comment, someone who has taught Negotiation to Palestinians and Israelis for four years now, I know that bluffing (or calling the other's bluff) is a customary part of negotiations in this part of the world. Best, Jonathan

Paul , Pittsburgh pa   06/08/04
From the International Section editor: Years ago the Sri Lankan government offered a cease fire and negotiations to the Tamil rebels. The Tamil emigree that I was visiting in London rapidly dismissed the offer as a cherade - a trick. He was hard and fast that the offer should be ignored and the fighting continue until .... So I asked him, "If the Sri Lankan government were sincere in wanting an end to hostilities and a negotiated settlement, how could they communicate that to you in believable way?" I have been waiting for an answer from my friend for many years. This article on the Mid-East raises that question and adds another twist - possibly a CR tactic learned from poker: call the bluff. We are running a lot of articles on the Middle East at the moment, and I am glad. It is a time when creative and out of the box thinking are essential. So read, enjoy and, most of all, think. Then respond