The inter‐communal peace talks have reached a critical juncture. To reach an agreement, the sides must reconcile their respective visions of a settlement, ultimately reaching convergences on core issues. It is important to not lose sight of how the general public is evaluating the process and outcome of the talks:

Ultimately, it is the people of the two communities that will decide whether any proposed plan should be accepted or rejected, and to a greater or lesser extent that decision will be influenced by the content of the peace plan.

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