Israel's fixation on "security" and the harsh measures it employs, presumably to achieve an impregnable national security condition, is making the Palestinians increasingly vulnerable, fostering deeper animosity and militant resistance.
Only when Palestinians are known and their rights are fully recognized will the US feel the need to press for balanced peace that recognizes the rights and needs of Israelis and Palestinians alike.
This weekend, thousands of Jewish settlers and their allies will descend on the Palestinian city of Hebron in a show of force that will also be seen a...
What will it take to ensure that Israel maintains its Jewish national identity while still preserving its democratic nature, given the gloomy demographic picture?
Netanyahu will not be wrong in claiming that the strict regime of sanctions, which came into being in the first place due to Israeli insistence and pressure, is the main reason for the talks, and the seeming softening of the Iranian position. So, if this is the case, he and his government should give the talks a chance and be patient.
"The hope and confidence that this program can instill in youth from low-income communities is priceless. Entrepreneurship, the ability to coherently organize resources into productive activity, remains the bedrock of healthy economies. The potential here is astounding."
While the prime minister ranted against Iran in New York, his government was preparing to implement the Prawer Plan, a blueprint for the expulsion of 40,000 indigenous Bedouin citizens of Israel from their ancestral Negev Desert communities.
Now, after more than 100,000 dead and hundreds of thousands more uprooted from their homes or taking refuge in Turkey and Jordan, the muddled situation is becoming clearer.
The guidelines are a potential game-changer in the over hundred years conflict in the Middle East. Symbolically resembling a 21th century Balfour Declaration, they are the first detailed declaration ever by a major international actor on the settlements.
If organized religion is not exclusively responsible for war, nonetheless, it is fair to ask does it justify our loyalty at least for preventing conflict and killing? More fundamentally, does organized religion tip the scales for peace over war?
I am back from J Street's fourth national conference in Washington, DC, attended by over 2800 people, including 900 college students, from around the ...
Each September, Mahmoud Abbas stands before the UN General Assembly and in fiery, confrontational language, gives a speech almost fully comprised of allegations of Israel's crimes and misdeeds against the Palestinian people.
The right of return will continue to be a major obstacle in peace negotiations unless Israel and the Palestinian leadership accept the changing realities which in fact lend themselves to find a solution.
Our own denials notwithstanding, Danon's stated hopes for a one-state solution have again confirmed Lustick's fears. And they should give the rest of us cause for alarm -- not at Lustick for pointing this out, but at the Netanyahu government in which these gentlemen continue to serve.
Whether we like to hear it or not, Arabs have much less to lose by reaching out towards peace. They are a minority culture in a Jewish country, and sadly, they are not treated equally.
Whether one thinks the turn of events in Syria and Iran were stage managed by the Obama team, or as many of his critics claim the lucky result of a muddled and fumbling U.S. policy, the fact remains that the Obama administration is on the cusp of engineering a major reset of the Middle East's geopolitical landscape.