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HOW TO TALK ABOUT ISRAEL AND PALESTINE, by Carly Pildis (Tablet)

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Human Rights, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 10, 2019 Don’t try to save the people on either side of the conflict. Just listen to them. Click here for article

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The Fatal Flaw in the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan – Jeff Goodson (The Hill via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 28, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 28, 2019 The Fatal Flaw in the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan – Jeff Goodson The economic part of the new Israeli-Palestinian peace plan is nation-building on steroids. It’s big, it’s bold and it’s comprehensive. There’s just one problem. As we’ve learned repeatedly since World War II, development doesn’t buy peace in ethnic and religious wars because […]

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Economic Development Does Not Top the PA’s List of Priorities – Prof. Eyal Zisser (Israel Hayom via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 28, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 28, 2019 Economic Development Does Not Top the PA’s List of Priorities – Prof. Eyal Zisser The U.S. has revealed parts of its Middle East peace plan, highlighted by a $50 billion, ten-year Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal. Yet the Palestinians have already decided to reject the American plan outright, along with all Arab or […]

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Ten ways the Palestinians failed to move toward a state during Oslo: Yair Hirschfeld’s critique of Seth Anziska’s Preventing Palestine (Fathom Journal)

By   /  June 11, 2019  /  books, History, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

June, 2019 Yair Hirschfeld was one of the two original architects of the Oslo accords. In this extended critical review of Seth Anziska’s Preventing Palestine. A Political History From Camp David to Oslo (Princeton University Press, 2018), he argues that the book justifies Palestinian negativism, distorts history, and perpetuates a narrative that can only lead […]

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Trump on track in Middle East by Michael Doran (the Australian)

By   /  May 8, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 8, 2019 Pay attention to what Donald Trump does, not what he tweets, former prime minister John Howard said in an interview last year. Look beyond the “media snow”, he counselled, and examine “the substance of the outcome of all the things he does”. That was good advice 10 months back, but it is […]

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The Elections and Hope for an Israel Victory by Daniel Seaman (J. Post via M.E. Forum)

By   /  April 30, 2019  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 27, 2019 They say silence speaks louder than words. These elections were arguably the first in a couple of generations where no single major party spoke prominently about the peace process. In fact, the deafening silence surrounding the issue was apparent to only foreign observers. The hope of Camp David in 2000, and the […]

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U.S. Special Envoy Greenblatt Keeps Challenging Palestinian Leadership (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 19, 2019 U.S. Special Envoy Greenblatt Keeps Challenging Palestinian Leadership Jason Greenblatt, the U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East negotiations, has been engaged in a Twitter debate for the last two days with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh over the direction of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. When Shtayyeh accused the U.S. of declaring “financial […]

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Israel’s Election Didn’t Kill Hope for Peace. It Was Already Dead. by Daniel Gordis (Bloomberg News)

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Apr. 17, 2019 Jewish and Palestinian positions are entrenched, and no party offered ideas for changing that. There is no “deal” now or in the foreseeable future primarily because the Palestinians have still not made peace with the idea that a Jewish state is here to stay. When Hamas, which controls Gaza, started its “March […]

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The EU and UK hypocrisy on Israel’s Golan stance, by Benjamin Anthony (TOI)

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  double standards, hypocricy, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 3, 2019 They can’t work out Brexit, a deal between peaceful allies, yet they judge us on matters impacting our national survival? Hilarious …”what the UK and Europe are seeking to bring about for themselves is two states for two peoples living side by side in peace, security and good neighborliness (barring the separation […]

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Palestinians: No Peace or Reconciliation with the ‘Infidels’ by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 4, 2019 The ruling by the Palestinian Scholars’ Association is also aimed at sending a message to the US administration that the Palestinians and the Muslims will have nothing to do with the “Deal of the Century.” Moreover, it serves as a reminder that even if some Arabs do sign peace treaties with Israel, […]

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