Needed: A new cognitive road map for peace

Needed: A new cognitive road map for peace

The internationally sponsored “road map” to peace between Palestinians and Israelis will fail if it doesn’t confront the important psychological dimension of peacemaking. And yet this vital on-ramp is not even mentioned in a plan destined to bring genuine peace to the troubled Middle East. Perusing the Middle East map today, we find a region strewn with populations traumatized by decades, if not centuries, of suffering.