Category: Peace Process

It’s Iran, not Israel, Stupid

Feb 19, 2011

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An insidious new mythology is being advanced which replaces the Iranian threat with the “Israeli threat” to Middle East stability. This has the scent of incitement against, and demonization of, Israel. Political attention must be redirected to the place it most urgently belongs: the Iranian contagion that is inflaming the region.

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Snippets from the 2011 Herzliya Conference

Feb 10, 2011

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Should Israel embark on a new diplomatic initiative? Is Israeli-Palestinian peace within reach? Democracy or dictatorship in the Arab world: Which is safer? Does the Obama Administration know what it’s doing? Snippets from this year’s Herzliya Conference on the Balance of Israel’s National Security, which ended yesterday.

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Rabin was “Close to Stopping the Oslo Process”

Oct 20, 2010

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Israel today marks the fifteenth anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s tragic assassination, with the usual festival of peacenik paeans to the Oslo process that Rabin oversaw. Indeed, Rabin was willing to take risks and give peace a chance, but he remained supremely suspicious of his partners and skeptical about the outcome. Rabin’s daughter Dalia recently told the Israeli press that, prior to his assassination, her father might have been close to stopping the Oslo process – because of Palestinian terrorism and duplicity.

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A Potpourri of Punditry

Oct 12, 2010

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Here is a potpourri of punditry on Israel’s demand for recognition as the Jewish state, Obama’s mistakes, Islamic radicalism, the settlement freeze, Israel’s monopolies, and the fight for Jerusalem.

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JPPPI Pumping for the “Traumatic” Division of Jerusalem?

Oct 11, 2010

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Jewish leaders convening in Jerusalem at this sensitive time of Israel-Palestinian negotiations should be looking for ways to strengthen the Jewish People’s permanent claim to united Jerusalem, not searching for ways out of the “trauma” of conceding Jerusalem, as Avinoam Bar-Yosef of the JPPPI hints.

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Whither US-Israel Relations?

Sep 28, 2010

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The October 2010 news bulletin of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies has a fascinating and sobering roundtable discussion with professors Gilboa, Inbar, Rynhold, Singer and Steinberg on the future of US-Israel relations, beyond the current round of peace diplomacy. It also has articles on Israeli responses to the threat of nuclear terrorism, IDF reforms post Lebanon and Gaza wars, 20 new BESA Center publications, and more. Edited by yours truly. Read excerpts here and online at www.besacenter.org

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What would be if Israel Relinquished Control of Jerusalem’s Old City?

Sep 12, 2010

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Watch the important short documentary, just released, called Echoes of a Shofar, which tells the story of the brave Israeli teenagers who defiantly blew shofar at the Western Wall at Yom Kippur’s end – during the British Mandate years, when it was illegal to do so. A reminder why Israel should never relinquish control of Jerusalem’s Old City.

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Woe will be a Divided Jerusalem

Mar 27, 2010

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The widely held presumption that splitting Jerusalem will lead to prosperity for the city and to peace for Jews and Arabs is an egregious error. Partitioning Jerusalem will destroy the city. It will die, in every way – culturally, religiously, economically and more. And it will turn into a Belfast-style battlefield.

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Making Nice to Mubarak

Aug 17, 2009

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Is it any wonder that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak visited Washington davka when Congress was out of session?

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Saudi Sanctimony

Jul 8, 2009

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If His Royal Solicitude, King Abdullah, really wanted to lead the Arab world towards peace with Israel, he could find a way or two to express his “moderation” more clearly and make things happen. But no. The sang-froid Saudis always seem to hew to a self-serving p.r. minimum.

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