The Strategy Palestinians Need to Develop

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by James J. Zogby Three decades ago, I was invited to address a Palestinian American audience on the work that was needed to change American policy toward Palestinian rights. Also speaking at that event was a PLO representative who was… Continue Reading  

The Trump Effect in Gaza

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by Mitchell Plitnick The effects of Donald Trump’s trip last month to the Middle East continue to multiply. The focus, quite correctly has been on the breach between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. But the effects of the Saudis’ wooing of… Continue Reading  

Palestine and the New Peacemakers

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by Paul R. Pillar President Trump’s expressed desire to resolve, somehow, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is welcome, but the grounds for skepticism about this outweigh the reasons for hope.  The principal reason for skepticism is the lack of evidence that Trump… Continue Reading  

Trump Meets Abbas: Cause for Neither Confidence nor Optimism

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by James J. Zogby During a confusing and unsettling time, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas came to Washington to meet with US President Donald Trump. As has been the case with most issues, Trump has been remarkably unpredictable when addressing… Continue Reading  

Perhaps This Time Israeli-Palestinian Peace (But Don’t Bet on It)

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by Robert E. Hunter On the occasion of Israel’s 69th birthday, it is worth reflecting that every US president, from Harry Truman onward, has tried to arrange peace between Israel and its neighbors. Some have produced partial success, notably Jimmy… Continue Reading