The Camp David summit in 2000 is widely agreed to have been a failure. Why did it fail? Was the Camp David summit in 2000 ill-timed and ill-prepared? Were crucial mistakes made – by Israel, by the Palestinian Authority or by the USA? At this PRIO workshop, we will discuss Professor Raphael Cohen-Almagor’s claim that an analysis of the failure of the 2000 Camp David summit, based on an extensive series of interviews with summit participants, exposes inherent problems in the search for peace in the Middle East.