Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 07/2014

With the Peace Process on Hold, Washington Still Faces Key Israeli-Palestinian Tests

Robert Satloff

May 2014

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy


In the coming days, the Obama administration faces key decisions on how to respond to a Palestinian government "backed by Hamas," whether to condone Hamas participation in Palestinian elections, and what strategy to adopt in response to another effort by Palestinians to enhance their status in the UN.