Category: Peace Process

Rejecting false linkage

Jan 1, 2014

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America is not the only party that can play linkage politics. Netanyahu should now be saying to Obama: If you’re not going to protect Israel and the region from the Iranians, expect less cooperation from me on other files. You screwed Israel over Bushehr, so don’t expect me to give you Yitzhar.

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Israel’s Pairing Prisoner Release and Settlements Angers Many

Dec 31, 2013

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Israel’s new housing starts in the West Bank seem to be a perfume meant to cover up the stink of releasing Palestinian terrorists. As such, it is of little Zionist satisfaction to those who would normally feel good about reinforcing Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria.

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What if Abbas says the magic words?

Dec 20, 2013

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Might Netanyahu be creating a situation in which Israel will be pressed to fold completely? If Abbas recognizes Israel as a Jewish state, will Netanyahu be forced to match this “ultimate” Palestinian rhetorical “concession” with an ultimate Israeli territorial concession – withdrawal to the Green Line?

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Why are we feeding Palestinian terrorism?

Nov 19, 2013

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Why look the other way when Abbas signs checks to terrorists, feeding the narrative that murdering and maiming Israelis is a heroic enterprise?

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Kerry’s Antagonism Unmasked

Nov 8, 2013

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John Kerry has effectively told the Palestinians that they should make sure the talks fail, and then Israel’s gonna get it. Kerry laid out the consequences for Israel of disobeying America (– no safety and no prosperity), but laid out no similar consequences for the Palestinians if they remain intransigent. So much for notion of an honest broker.

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Rabin was “Close to Stopping the Oslo Process”

Oct 18, 2013

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Rabin’s true legacy is Israel’s struggle for secure and defensible borders, and great wariness of Palestinian statehood. The use of Rabin’s name to support a galloping-forward pro-Palestinian-state peace process – is left-wing historical revisionism.

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The speech I want to hear from Netanyahu

Oct 3, 2013

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Israel’s bright future emphatically does not depend on peace with the Palestinians, however desirable and important that may be. Israel will flourish even if the Palestinians refuse to make peace with Israel on reasonable terms.

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Artificial “revealed truths”

Aug 22, 2013

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The international community has given almost blanket endorsement to the Arab interpretation of “international legitimacy” as it pertains to the West Bank. But by pressing false “truths” like the sanctity of the 1967 lines, the West encourages Palestinian obduracy and strips the peace process of any realism.

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Sad Henry Siegman

Aug 15, 2013

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No amount of Palestinian malfeasance or Iranian threat has ever really bothered Siegman. Israel is always the bad guy. This week he asininely argued that settlements are the “only rationale for Iranian hostility towards Israel,” and that Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 lines “would remove the threat” of the Iranian bomb.

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Only if Israel gives a bit more…

Aug 1, 2013

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Only if Israel compromises and concedes a bit more can peace with the Palestinians become a possibility. Right?

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