Category Archives: Israel-Palestinian Peace Negotiations

Will Separation Pave Road to Peace?

Last week (January 19th), the leader of Israel’s opposition party proposed a surprising plan to address the Israeli-Palestinian challenge. Isaac Herzog spoke at a conference of The Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv.  His basic message: For many … Continue reading

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The Palestinian Case Against BDS

The Palestinian Case Against BDS By Bassem Eid June 25, 2015 Excerpt: Everyone appears to have an opinion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  As I learned on a recent trip, South Africans especially display an interest in solving the problem, even … Continue reading

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Don’t Fall into the “Blame Israel” Trap

Op-Ed Israeli compromises, Palestinian rejections By Alan Silverstein.  Rabbi Alan Silverstein is religious leader of Congregation Agudath Israel in Caldwell, NJ April 22, 2015 Excerpt: Last month, Denis McDonough, White House chief of staff, affirmed the administration’s frustration with “50 … Continue reading

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“Victimhood Over Statehood” Strategy Must End

      Editorial – January 7, 2015 Abbas, Bibi Call Each Other’s Bluff Excerpts: For many years now, the Palestinian leadership has shown that it places victimhood over statehood. Time and again it has rejected or neglected every Israeli … Continue reading

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Where and Who are the Palestinian Leaders Who Can Make Peace?

The Dream Palace of the Arab The fantasy of a Palestinian state will always have an edge on the reality of Israel. By Bret Stephens – The Wall Street Journal – Print Publication January 6, 2015 Excerpts: Because, as the late … Continue reading

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Once Again, Palestinians Seek Unilateral Action Instead of Negotiations

  This is a Journal editorial published in the weekend edition January 3, 2015.   Palestinian leaders are embracing the fantasy that they can use international pressure to coerce from Israel the territory they will never get until they make … Continue reading

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What the Palestinians Told the World at the UN General Assembly

“President Abbas’ speech today included offensive characterizations that were deeply disappointing and which we reject.  Such provocative statements are counterproductive and undermine efforts to create a positive atmosphere and restore trust between the parties.”  State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki Mahmoud … Continue reading

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