If anyone is in a position to understand the impact of events in both Egypt
and Israel, it is Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer [former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and Israel] (“As Egypt Roils, Time For Israel To Pursue Peace Talks,” Opinion, July 12).

Opponents of the two-state solution and those who advocate a go-slow approach
to it are always quick to point to every event and circumstance as a reason
not to act. Kurtzer rightly points out that, to the contrary, the current
situation may actually be to Israel’s advantage in pursuing peace talks aimed
at a negotiated resolution resulting in a secure Israel at peace with its
neighbors.