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Memories of the Two-State Solution

Ambassador Dennis Ross was Bill Clinton’s Middle East envoy, and the chief U.S. negotiator in the 2000 Camp David Summit.
Ambassador Dennis Ross was Bill Clinton’s Middle East envoy, and the chief U.S. negotiator in the 2000 Camp David Summit. Photo: Natalie Kolb/Getty Images
Julia Ioffe
October 25, 2023

One of the things that has become increasingly clear over the last two weeks is the generational divide in the U.S. over Israel and Palestine. Younger Americans, who came of age after the invasion of Iraq, without any real memory of 9/11, and who are far more attuned to the vocabulary of social justice—and social media—have always seen this conflict stuck in this current state, a vicious retaliatory loop.