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A Plan to Recover Momentum for Palestine

John V. Whitbeck | Posted 04.25.2012 | World
John V. Whitbeck

The Palestinian leadership must show courage and wisdom by again seizing the initiative and setting the agenda so as to achieve, finally, some measure of justice and a decent future for the Palestinian people.

The Worst Possible Option

Shai Baitel | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Shai Baitel

Whoever agrees that the preferred solution to the conflict are two-states-for-two-peoples needs to realize that this possibility to implement is gradually slipping away while no progress, however small or incremental, is being made.

Turkey: Reconciling Between Israel and Hamas

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.17.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

There is no better time than now for Ankara to use its influence on Hamas to make a crucial contribution to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process while enhancing its leadership role in a region in transformation.

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian Officials Denounce Impending Direct Talks With Israel | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- On the eve of the first face-to-face talks between Palestinian and Israeli officials in more than a year, officials on both sides seemed ...

A Warning Call

Ephraim Sneh | Posted 02.18.2012 | World
Ephraim Sneh

Sanctions, if seriously implemented will accelerate the collapse of the repressive regime in Tehran. And, Israel will be exempted of the need to take military action against Iran, with all its repercussions.

Worth Versus Value: Hamas and the Case of Gilad Shalit

Shai Baitel | Posted 12.17.2011 | World
Shai Baitel

In the Middle East a transaction should not be measured by its worth rather than by its value. Hamas has won much more than the release of over a thousand Palestinian prisoners. It has won strength and influence.

The Israel/Palestine Zero Sum Game

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 11.23.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

So long as the official mascots of Palestinian Statehood are four murderers, so long as Palestinian officials speak of a Judenrein Palestine, no one but the Arabs themselves can bring peace to the Holy Land.

It's the Occupation, Stupid

Sandy Tolan | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

For the moment, whatever happens in the coming weeks at the U.N., and in the West Bank in the aftermath, isn't it time for the world's focus to shift to what is actually happening on the ground?

Abbas's UN Mission Alienates His Own People

Anav Silverman | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

Hatred can blind anyone. It can even make the most rational leader oblivious to the wreckage he may leave behind, as he trudges along a trail that leads as far away from peace as possible.

Palestinian Prime Minister Fayyad: "We Can No Longer be Dismissed as Unworthy"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
Elisabeth Braw

They've been talking about it. They've been negotiating about it. Some have used violence to achieve it. Now, say Palestinians, they'll finally become a state. Metro met Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad for an exclusive interview.

The Palestinians' UN Remains of the Day

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Next week's unilateralist gambit by the Palestinian Authority to ram through a resolution on Palestinian statehood in the UN General Assembly will produce little more than the mirage of a fleeting diplomatic triumph.

Support Peace: Oppose Palestinian UN Gambit

David Harris | Posted 10.28.2011 | World
David Harris

Once again, the Palestinians, with the help of their international enablers, are about to shoot themselves in the foot -- or worse. Barring unforesee...

All Systems Are Go for Palestine's UN Strategy

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.26.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If anyone outside Palestine had doubts that the Palestinian Authority was hesitant about going to the UN to request the recognition of Palestine as a full member, a trip to Ramallah would quickly put an end to this skepticism.

Congress and its Colonialist Agenda

Stephen Zunes | Posted 09.17.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

One might think -- given this literally reactionary pro-colonialist ideology promoted by Congress -- that at least some Democrats might have to worry about losing the support of their progressive base in doing so.

Strategic Thinking Needed to Juggle Israeli-Palestinian Equation

James Zogby | Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

If there is to be Israeli-Palestinian peace, the current dynamics at work in Israeli and Palestinian societies and in the Israeli-Palestinian relationship must be changed. That will require strategic thinking and a willingness to shake thing up, especially in Israel.

No Yellow Brick Road for Palestinian UN Bid

Anav Silverman | Posted 09.05.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

The creation of a Palestinian state via the UN will in no way end the Mideast conflict, but will only add another dimension of instability to the region. Nor will it serve the interests of the Palestinian people.

Flotilla In, Negotiations Out?

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 09.04.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

Benjamin Netanyahu should be very careful not to waste the goodwill that was shown towards Israel by refraining from any move towards the Palestinian Authority.

Barack Needs Bill to Make an Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 08.29.2011 | World
Richard Z. Chesnoff

If the Obama administration wants to see a real chance for peace between Arabs and Israelis -- and do a better job reassuring anxious Jewish voters at home -- it needs some quick movement. I believe it needs Bill Clinton.

Did Netanyahu Attempt to Score Partisan Points Against Obama in Washington?

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Sigurd Neubauer

Conservative republicans may feel more sympathetic towards Netanyahu's leadership style, but it would be foolish to lose liberal Americans by playing up partisan differences by publicly undercutting Obama's call for direct negotiations with Abbas.

How Barack and Bibi Can Get Along

Sunil Adam | Posted 07.26.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam


Netanyahu and the U.S. Congress: A Love Fest

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 07.26.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

I truly believe Netanyahu now knows the real truth -- a two state solution is no solution. The peace process has been over for sometime and his speech to the U.S. Congress solidified that.

The Difference Between Obama's and Bush's Positions on Israel

Ed Koch | Posted 07.24.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Jews and Christian supporters of Israel in the U.S. and the Israeli people and their leaders trusted President Bush. They do not have confidence in President Obama's commitment to Israel's security.

President Obama's Mistake

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

By demanding that Israel surrender all the territories it captured in the 1967 war without insisting that the Palestinians surrender their right of return, the president has gone further than Palestinian negotiators had during various prior negotiations.

Israel: Your Last Chance Is Now

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

Israel must take the initiative now. It is its last chance. If it does not it will be destined for one of two outcomes -- a one-state solution or no state.

The World Needs More Than Words From Obama on Mideast Peace

Lara Friedman | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Lara Friedman

No doubt some of Obama's advisors are telling him that doing anything on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at this point in his term, other than seeking to placate the American Jewish right, is a losing bet. They are mistaken.