So why have we failed?

More than 60 years after Israel’s stunning victory in the 1948 war that birthed the Jewish state, an end to the world’s most exasperating conflict seems more distant than ever. U.S. President Barack Obama is trying to drag both sides kicking and screaming to the negotiating table after nearly a decade of no progress. But ...

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ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images

More than 60 years after Israel's stunning victory in the 1948 war that birthed the Jewish state, an end to the world's most exasperating conflict seems more distant than ever. U.S. President Barack Obama is trying to drag both sides kicking and screaming to the negotiating table after nearly a decade of no progress. But is there still any reason for hope?

We asked leading Americans, Israelis, and Palestinians who've tried and failed to make peace to answer three crucial questions: What have you learned, who's primarily to blame, and what's your out-of-the-box idea to solve the conflict? Here are excerpts from what they told us.

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More than 60 years after Israel’s stunning victory in the 1948 war that birthed the Jewish state, an end to the world’s most exasperating conflict seems more distant than ever. U.S. President Barack Obama is trying to drag both sides kicking and screaming to the negotiating table after nearly a decade of no progress. But is there still any reason for hope?

We asked leading Americans, Israelis, and Palestinians who’ve tried and failed to make peace to answer three crucial questions: What have you learned, who’s primarily to blame, and what’s your out-of-the-box idea to solve the conflict? Here are excerpts from what they told us.

Read more.

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