A unique combination of pressures pushed the two leaderships to agree to a resumption of negotiations, but the prospects of the talks remains grim.
Israel and the Palestinian Government Agree to Return to NegotiationsTuesday, 23 July 2013 12:46 By Shir Hever, The Real News Network | Video
Shir Hever is an economic researcher of the economic aspects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, and published numerous reports and studies on the topic, especially for the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. He writes his PhD dissertation on the privatization of security in Israel. His first book: Political Economy of Israel's Occupation: Repression Beyond Exploitation.