Category: Peace Process

Abbas is washed up

Sep 27, 2011

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The Palestinian Authority president blew his last chance to prove he is a moderate, compromise-seeking leader.

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Dialing Down Palestinian Expectations

Sep 20, 2011

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By ignoring Israel’s concessions for peace while treating the Palestinians like a spoiled child, the world is pushing off the chances for peace.

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Gates’ Gripe

Sep 6, 2011

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Ungrateful Bob Gates
So, Robert Gates is peeved with Israel. And why not? American defense and foreign policy leaders have done so well in handling the Middle East over the past …

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Obama’s Partition Plan: A Trap for Israel

May 20, 2011

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Obama just commanded Israel to facilitate a 1967-borders-state for the Palestinians including Hamas – without an end-of-conflict situation for Israel.

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Implications of the Hamas-Fatah Unity Accord

Apr 27, 2011

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There are many severe and game-changing security/diplomatic implications for Israel of a Hamas-Fatah unity accord.

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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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