Category: Peace Process

Abbas’ insolence; American silence

Feb 21, 2014

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Secretary Kerry has had nothing to say about Palestinian political culture that remains violent, anti-democratic, and wedded to historical lies. And so you know that no failure of the peace process will ever be pinned on the recalcitrant and defiant Palestinian Authority.

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The big boycott bluff

Feb 14, 2014

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Left and Right – are doing Israel a disservice by inflating the boycott bogeyman. Israel should be given the freedom to make diplomatic-security decisions free of false threats and without having to mollify feverish forecasters.

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Livni’s boycott bogeyman

Feb 7, 2014

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The menace of BDS is being deliberately overstated. It is largely an artificial threat manufactured by the Israeli Left, and echoed by Kerry. Israel’s Left is deliberately prophesying doom and gloom to scare the Israeli public into retreat and withdrawal.

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John Kerry: Not an equal opportunity threatener

Feb 3, 2014

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Kerry has warned Netanyahu that this diplomatic process is Israel’s last chance to save its Jewish and democratic character. Kerry has never once publicly warned Abbas that this process is the last Palestinian chance to gain recognized statehood.

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The Second Coming of Shimon Peres

Jan 31, 2014

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Shimon Peres plans to come roaring back into Israeli politics this summer (when his term as president ends), as the country’s shadow prime minister, to press Netanyahu on the Palestinian issue and to “save” Israel – as only he can. I say that President Peres should bow out gracefully.

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The Impatient Israeli Political Left

Jan 28, 2014

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Israel should reject Amos Yadlin’s desperate, perilous and illogical proposals for unilateral withdrawal — which only teach the Palestinians not to compromise on any issue. Unilateral Israeli withdrawals won’t bring security or peace.

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A crystal ball on 2014

Jan 3, 2014

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In my political forecast for the year ahead, I see Obama further appeasing Iran, Kerry running for president, Netanyahu bending, Yaalon holding firm, Abbas disappearing, Kachlon emerging, Peres attacking and Sharansky rising.

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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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