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Walker '62 Op-ed Appears in The Boston Globe

"A US role in Syrian-Israeli peace"

By Vige Barrie  |  Contact Vige Barrie 315-859-4623
Posted September 3, 2008
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Edward S. Walker, Jr., '62, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates and Hamilton's Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Global Political Theory, co-wrote an opinion piece in The Boston Globe on Tuesday, Sept. 2, titled "A US role in Syrian-Israeli peace." Responding to reports that Syria might change its alliance with Iran if Syria achieves peace with Israel, Walker and Robert Pelletreau, former US ambassador to Egypt, Tunisia, and Bahrain, urged the U.S. government to facilitate the process. 

"The United States stands to gain a great deal from an Israeli-Syrian agreement," Walker and Pelletreau wrote. "Having served as US ambassadors to five Middle East countries, we are convinced that a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace is essential to American national security interests. As the United States tries to rebuild its image, influence, and prestige in the Arab and Muslim worlds, it needs to help bring about peace between Israel and all its neighbors."

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