With the crisis over West Bank settlements currently dominating Israeli-Palestinian peace process headlines, less attention has been given to how the settlers will be convinced to relocate in a post-peace scenario.
Skeptics will claim that a basic agreement in principle on which settlements are going to stay in Israel and which are going to be evacuated, is not possible in 60 days. So why should and might the parties accept this idea?
The case charges that Rachel's killing was intentional, or that the Israeli government is responsible for recklessly using armored military bulldozers without regard to the presence of unarmed civilians.
The Arab League's decision to give more time for efforts to resume the stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations signals they may have finally decided to collectively assume responsibility for its success or failure.
The military and economic prowess currently enjoyed by Israel has led to a false sense of invincibility and a belief that the status quo between Israelis and Palestinians is sustainable -- yet it is not.
It only took a few hours for the video showing an Israeli soldier belly-dancing around a Palestinian detainee who was bound and blindfolded to become headline news all around the Middle East last Tuesday morning.
Whereas the Palestinians must understand that unless Israel feels secure, there will be no independent Palestinian state, similarly, Israel must recognize that a two-state solution must mean an end to Israeli occupation in any form.
Are Israel's actions truly a reaction to hostilities against its existence and security? Let's look at this claim in the context of the ongoing negotiations between the Palestinian Fattah Movement and Iran.
Even when inspired to work for peace by the belief that "we are all part of God's creation," Rabbi Ron Kronish has shown that it is the tough, up-front, determined dialogue among citizens that sustains the possibility of a lasting political accord.