As Israeli election nears, peace earns barely a mention

March 11, 2015 12:14 PM

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As Israeli election nears, peace earns barely a mention

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - In a rare TV debate ahead of Israel's tightly contested election on March 17, eight party leaders from across the political spectrum held forth for 90 minutes in a noisy, argumentative discussion of Israeli policy.

While social issues and the economy were grappled over at length, the conflict with the Palestinians and efforts to forge a two-state solution to the crisis -- the issue which much of the world has looked to the region to resolve for the better part of 30 years -- drew little new comment or insight.

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