A chilling phrase from Bitterlemons-International Israel/#Palestinian roundtable:
Why we are closing - Yossi Alpher
The explanation is not disconnected from what is transpiring around us in the Middle East and globally.
We are ceasing publication for reasons involving fatigue—on a number of fronts. First, there is donor fatigue. Why, donors ask, should we continue to support a Middle East dialogue project that not only has not made peace, but cannot “prove” to our satisfaction—especially at a time of revolution and violence throughout the region—that it has indeed raised the level of civilized discussion? Why fight the Israeli right-wing campaign against European and American state funding and the Palestinian campaign against “normalization”?
These last two negative developments also reflect local fatigue. There is no peace process and no prospect of one….
Full Statements from the publishers: http://www.bitterlemons-international.org/inside.php?id=1552