Category: Peace Process

Lies like Water

Jul 19, 2012

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It’s a canard that Israel is denying West Bank Palestinians water rights negotiated under the Oslo Accords. The truth is that Palestinians are wasting tremendous amounts of water, refusing to utilize modern water conservation or sewage treatment methods, and stealing water from Israel. Then they complain that Israel is drying them out!

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On Yitzhak Shamir, Settlements, and U.S. Policy Restraints

Jul 2, 2012

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The reflections of the late, great Yitzhak Shamir on the nexus between Iraq, Israeli settlement policy and relations with President George H.W. Bush are fascinating in the context of current Prime Minister Netanyahu’s policy dilemmas regarding Iran, settlements, and relations with President Obama.

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Beware the Drift Towards Disengagement

Jun 7, 2012

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Given the dangerous drift towards unilateralism that is in the air, and on the background of his unfortunate decision regarding Bet El, I would like to hear Netanyahu make it clear that Israel is not headed down a slippery slope towards another imprudent “disengagement.”

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Abbas’ empty threat

Apr 23, 2012

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Abbas would be better off not threatening us with his own demise. Israel can manage without him and his Palestinian “authority.”

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Palestinian obstructionism

Apr 17, 2012

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Today’s Palestinian letter to Israel mixes fact with fiction, is maximalist and threatening, and indicates no real desire to negotiate – only to place Israel in the international dock of criminality.

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Ready for statehood?

Feb 9, 2012

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The Palestinians keep telling us and insisting to every international interlocutor that they are ready for statehood, and supposedly this means a Palestinian state at peace with Israel. Well, I wonder – on both accounts.

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Throwing good euros after bad

Jan 31, 2012

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The EU has been the deepest honey-pot the Palestinians could ever hope for. It has poured good money down the drain, and bankrolled extremism and obstructionism.

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New times call for new strategic thinking

Nov 30, 2011

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The times call for new strategic thinking. Consistently ahead of the curve have been the research associates at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies.

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Who’s Destroying Antiquities?

Nov 18, 2011

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There is little doubt that Palestinian authorities are assaulting the Temple Mount and other antiquities in the West Bank so as to erase any vestige of archaeological evidence for Jewish (and Christian) history.

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Fighting for Jerusalem

Nov 11, 2011

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The demand that Jerusalem be sundered into parts is unwise, and unfair both to Jewish history and to Israel’s fine stewardship of the city. It is an obstacle to peace, not something that helps bring peace now. It is not the Zivotofsky petition that “jeopardizes the vital interests of Israel” but Peace Now’s demand that Jerusalem be divided.

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David M. Weinberg is a think tank director, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »


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