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Following the Elections, Mideast Peace Negotiations should Resume

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

Peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority is long overdue. The parties have come close on several occasions. Following the two elections, the time will be right for moving in the direction of peace. I hope my proposal will help to facilitate renewed negotiations.

President Obama: Don't Just Talk Peace, Make Peace

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 07.20.2011 | Home
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

I would urge the president to go further than he did in this speech and declare his intention to personally invest in bringing the parties together toward the goal of a final agreement.

Moment of Truth Has Arrived

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

The upcoming "proximity talks" give the US mediators, a unique position to arbitrate and bridge proposals. The moment of truth about who is truly obstructing peace has finally arrived.

Memo To President Obama: Want Peace? Make them Stop the Hate!

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

While diplomats may sign treaties, it is people who make peace and the people of Israel have every right to ask this basic question: When will the hate end?

Lessons From the Palestinian Goldstone-Gate

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

The decision to postpone discussions on the Goldstone report have been a political nightmare for Palestinian leadership. Do they need a lesson in leadership or just PR?

Mahmoud Abbas: Would He Quit This Time

Peace Process | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JERUSALEM -- Sometimes a quitter really does quit for good. The Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, announced last week that he wouldn't...

US 'Fabricated Symmetry' Bad for Middle East Peace Process

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

Instead of this false symmetry in which charges are fabricated to appear balanced, the US president should simply lay out who has been responsible for the delayed peace process.

Abbas's Decison Signals Need for Implementation Not Negotiations for Two State Solution

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

The Israelis, the Americans, the international community and any proponent of a negotiated settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict couldn't dream of finding a better Palestinian leader.

Accomplishing Palestinian Statehood Might Have to Be Unilateral

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

If reaching an independent Palestinian state is in the national interest of the United States, as President Obama has said, then it would be ill advised to deny that inevitability to Palestinians.

Obama Should Publicly Declare Israel's Failure to Honor International Obligation

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

The summit meeting called for by President Obama on the eve of the opening of the UN general council is both good and bad news for Palestinians.

Freeze the Settlement Freeze

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

Israelis understand that the only reality in politics is the reality on the ground. So long as Israeli soldiers control the occupied territories, the idea of a settlement freeze will not take root. I

Obama Phone Trail Highlights New Mideast Road Map

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Francis

Here is the obvious strategy to Gaza crisis that is being whispered about and probably has the best chance of succeeding and stopping the craziness and bloodshed.