With Israel’s ultranationalist new Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman saying he backs a two-state solution, analysts say the Paris ministerial meeting aimed at ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict later this week may get Israel to “acquiesce somewhat” to move the peace process forward, despite low expectations of a breakthrough.

分析人士说,既然以色列新任国防部长、极端民族主义者阿维格多·利伯曼已表态支持用“两国方案”解决以巴问题,本星期在巴黎召开的部长会议有可能会让以色列“在某种程度上默许”推动和平进程。巴黎会议的目的是终止以色列和巴勒斯坦人的冲突,不过人们并不预期会有重大突破。

The recent escalation in violence between Israelis and Palestinians suggests that conflict has become the status quo for both sides.

以色列人和巴勒斯坦人之间的暴力最近升级,这显示冲突已经成为双方的常态了。

But there is a glimmer of hope, with Lieberman saying he supports “two states for two peoples.”

不过,以色列新任鹰派国防部长利伯曼说,他支持“两个民族两个国家”的方案,这让人们看到了一丝希望。

Still optimistic

More than two years after the breakdown of peace talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has not given up hope for a lasting solution.

和平会谈已经破裂两年多了,美国国务卿约翰·克里并没有放弃找到长期解决方案的希望。

"I will work with the French. I’ll work with Egyptians. I will work with the Arab community. I’ll work with the global community in good faith in an effort to see if we can find a way to help the parties see their way to come back and ultimately see their way to a final status agreement that meets the needs of the parties, the needs of the region,” said Kerry.

他说:“我会与法国方面共事,我会与埃及方面共事。我会与阿拉伯国家共事,我会与国际社会共事,本着诚信,努力探讨我们是否能够找到办法,帮助各方找到自己的道路,并且最终看到他们通向达成符合各方需要和本地区需要的‘最后地位协议’的道路。”

While cautioning that the ministers should not get their hopes up, analysts like the Brookings Institution’s Natan Sachs say the latest development may help move the peace process forward.

分析人士说,与会各国部长不应有过高的期望,不过,最新的局势发展有可能帮助推动和平进程。

"They might get Israel to acquiesce somewhat to this kind of idea, but a major breakthrough, a major movement in the peace process - that remains quite low,” said Sachs.

布鲁金斯学会的内坦·萨克斯说:“他们有可能让以色列在某种程度上默许这种想法,不过,和平进程取得重大突破或者重大进展的可能性仍然很低。”

Paris meeting

The Paris gathering, without Israelis or Palestinians present, is intended to pave the way for an international conference to set new parameters for negotiating a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

巴黎部长会议没有以色列或巴勒斯坦人参加,会议目的是为随后举行的国际大会做铺垫。这次国际大会将讨论如何重启和平进程,推动通过谈判建立与以色列并立的巴勒斯坦国的方案来化解以巴冲突。