The international community is currently exploring an initiative to establish an International Support Group (ISG) for the Middle East Peace Process, which is supposed to help create conditions for the return to meaningful Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. However, the ISG initiative faces significant skepticism, and still lacks clear definition and goals. It is unclear whether the group will actually come to fruition or not. This paper analyzes the diplomatic context to this initiative, identifies potential benefits from forming such a group, and discusses how Israel should respond. It was written by Dr. Nimrod Goren, based on a roundtable discussion at the Mitvim Institute’s Foreign Policy Advisory Team.
Policy Papers and Reports / The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process