Category: Peace Process

Blame those settlements!

Jun 14, 2019

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Keep the settlement issue in proportion. Settlements are not the bane of local or world peace nor necessarily an obstacle to peace. They neither explain Palestinian unwillingness to make peace with Israel nor are they the cause of traffic jams in Tel Aviv.

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Abbas’s Waterloo

May 3, 2019

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He has cornered himself into a situation where he has zero credibility and zero leverage on Israel, the US, the international community, and even the Sunni Arab world. He and the so-called Palestinian “Authority” in the West Bank are obstructionist and kleptocratic in every way.

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Trump’s law of diminishing returns

Mar 29, 2019

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Trump’s landmark Golan decision asserts the law of diminishing returns: Arabs who refuse to make peace with Israel lose rights and assets as time goes forward. Mahmoud Abbas: Take notice.

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Protect and preserve Area C

Mar 8, 2019

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Israel must administer Area C effectively and with much more authority, whether it wishes to either hold the territory as an effective card for future bargaining or it intends to annex the lands to Israel.

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Fear not the Trump plan

Mar 1, 2019

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Any movement away from antiquated formulas, obsolete paradigms, and hoary solutions – most of which have been based in maximalist Palestinian demands deemed “holy” by the so-called international community – would be a huge achievement.

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Et tu, Benny?

Feb 8, 2019

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Lt. Gen. Gatz seems to be suggesting unilateral Israeli withdrawals and another disengagement. This is both frightening and clarifying.

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A Crystal Ball on 2019

Jan 3, 2019

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A political-diplomatic forecast for the year ahead: Netanyahu wins but his era ends, war in the north, Trump plan fizzle, Supreme Court domineering, and more Jews abroad in distress. But Israel grows stronger than ever.

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Incontrovertibly native

Dec 7, 2018

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Every time someone says Happy Chanukah, they axiomatically acknowledge Jewish indigenous rights in Israel and on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

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Warmed-over withdrawal syndrome

Oct 12, 2018

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General Yadlin’s unilateral disengagement plans are neither new nor logical. Unilateral Israeli withdrawals will not enhance Israeli security nor improve Israel’s international position and moral standing; and it will rip Israeli society apart, for no good reason.

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Bypass Abbas and ax UNRWA

Aug 24, 2018

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In pursuit of peace, it’s high-time that the PLO be showered with the “tough love” once reserved uniquely for Israel. And Israel’s defense establishment should get behind the ditch UNRWA discourse.

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