La paz del agua

PRAGA – La crisis financiera global está acaparando todos los titulares, pero no se debe permitir que resolverla distraiga la atención de otros asuntos vitales. En el Medio Oriente, por ejemplo, israelíes y palestinos –y muchos más en todo el mundo—comienzan a pensar que las negociaciones sobre el estatus permanente para determinar el futuro de Palestina no avanzan.

La situación puede ser más prometedora de lo que parece, pero no se puede negar que las esperanzas de que haya cambios verdaderos se han disipado desde que las pláticas recomenzaron hace dos años. Lamentablemente, esta pérdida de fe está estableciendo una dinámica que en sí misma inhibirá las concesiones que se requieren para alcanzar un acuerdo permanente.

Puesto que se avecina un estancamiento, es de importancia vital trabajar en aquellas áreas en las que las negociaciones intensivas tengan el potencial de producir resultados rápidos. El agua potable es una de ellas.

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