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Introduction


Sign our petition to President Obama.
Last Friday, August 20, the Obama Administration announced the reconvening of direct Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations under its auspices beginning September 2.

While the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation fully supports a just and lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace and hopes that the Obama Administration is successful in these efforts, we are highly skeptical of the potential for these negotiations to lead to such a peace.

We've put together a new analysis piece on the resumption of negotiations, which we call "Top Ten Reasons for Skepticism."

To read our analysis, please
click here.

As we argue in our analysis, one of the major problems of the negotiations is that they lack clear terms of reference, or guiding principles, meaning that Israel will be free to marshal its overwhelming power to refuse to negotiate on the basis of human rights, international law, and UN resolutions, the only viable basis for a just and lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Analysis is good, but action is better. So please also take a minute to
sign our petition to the Obama Administration, which states that Israeli-Palestinian negotiations must be based on human rights, international law, and UN resolutions to be successful.  

We'll be delivering our petition to the Obama Administration before negotiations begin on September 2.  Please help us reach our goal of 5,000 signatures by
clicking here.

You can also read our latest blog posting, "
Don't Look Too Excited about Negotiations!" and let us know what you think about the resumption of negotiations. 

Read our latest blog entry and post a comment by
clicking here.

We've also put together a selection of documents and articles to help you make sense of the resumption of negotiations, which you can view by clicking here.

For all the latest analysis, action alerts, and resources related to the resumption of direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, please visit: http://www.endtheoccupation.org/negotiations

In the weeks ahead, please stay tuned for additional information, analysis, and unique content from the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation about the resumption of direct Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

And, if you find our policy work valuable, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support the US Campaign by
clicking here.