The peace process is dead because a majority in the Arab and Muslim world still has not come to terms with Israel's right to exist.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced this week that the Middle East peace process was "clinically dead" because Israel was refusing to accept his conditions for returning to the negotiating table.
Abbas has been demanding that Israel freeze all settlement construction and recognize the pre-1967 lines as the future borders of a Palestinian state.
Recently, Abbas added two more conditions for resuming the stalled peace talks: first, that Israel allow him to import more weapons for his police forces in the West Bank, and second, the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails.
Abbas is in fact searching for any excuse not to return to the negotiating table with Israel.
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