They enter this process and it puts those things on ice for a little bit. And so the process is better than no process. It's as simple as that.
Nathan Thrall is a writer and a senior analyst with the Middle East and North Africa Program of the International Crisis Group.
Thrall is based in Jerusalem and has worked with the International Crisis Group focuses on Gaza, Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank.
He has written about US foreign policy, the peace process, Israeli and Palestinian politics, Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and Salafi jihadi groups.
He is also a contributing editor to The Tablet Magazine .
Thrall joined Empire as part of a panel to discuss the the history of the peace process, the relationship between Israel and the US, and to offer his analysis on the latest round of talks.
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