How the World Missed a Week of Palestinian Civil Disobedience

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by Edo Konrad For many Israelis, the violence over the past few weeks around the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif is little more than a result of Muslim intransigence in the face of legitimate Israeli security concerns. This, after all, has been the major talking… Continue Reading  

After the UN, the EU must lead the way on Israeli settlements

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by Hugh Lovatt Much of the discussion about the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements over the past week has focused on the U.S. decision to abstain, thus allowing it to pass. But Resolution 2334 also opens the door… Continue Reading  

The Price of “Policy by Tweet”

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by Robert E. Hunter Every president since Harry S Truman in 1948 has, in one way or another, been bedeviled by the Israeli-Palestinian issue. President-elect Donald J. Trump will be Lucky Number 13. Like Joel Chandler Harris’ tar baby, Trump… Continue Reading  

Understanding the UN Settlements Resolution

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by Mitchell Plitnick On Friday, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334, which calls on Israel to cease building settlements in territories it occupied in 1967. The Obama administration decided to abstain from the vote, allowing it to pass… Continue Reading  

Palestinians in Israel: Conditional Rights, Conditional Citizenship

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by Sawsan Khalife’ In a much-discussed video message to Palestinian citizens of Israel last week, Prime Minister Netanyahu lauded the achievements of Arabs in the arts, business, politics and the legal world. “Israel is strong because of our diversity and pluralism… Continue Reading