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Osamah Khalil

Entries by Osamah Khalil

The Return of "Plan B" and the Death of the Peace Process

(13) Comments | Posted December 16, 2010 | 11:06 AM

Last week marked a low point in the Obama administration's attempts to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Following the administration's announcement that it was ending efforts to secure a 90-day extension of Israel's limited moratorium on settlement building in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...

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Above the Law: Israeli Settlements & the End of the Two-State Solution

(140) Comments | Posted October 15, 2010 | 6:34 PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision not to renew the settlement "freeze" has left the Obama administration scrambling to save the negotiations from collapse. For the second time in two years, direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians are at risk due to Israeli actions. In a misguided attempt to overcome...

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Contradiction in Washington Prevents Peace in the Middle East

(119) Comments | Posted September 25, 2010 | 4:56 PM

Israel's ten-month "freeze" on settlement building, declared under pressure from the Obama administration last November, is set to expire this month. James Cunningham, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, reportedly warned European envoys that direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians were on the verge of collapse over the settlement freeze. While...

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