Poll: Increasing Support In US For One-State Solution

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by Mitchell Plitnick On Friday, yet another poll on the Middle East was released. They seem to come in a very steady stream, and once you identify the questions, the results are almost entirely predictable. But Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat… Continue Reading  

9 Facts About Israeli President Reuven Rivlin

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by Marsha B. Cohen Reuven Rivlin has just been elected Israel’s 10th president. A member of Israel’s parliamentary body since 1988, he served as Speaker of the Knesset from 2003-06 and again from 2009-13. Today, Israel’s parliamentarians, by secret ballot, elected him… Continue Reading  

Toward A New Two-State Solution

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by Mitchell Plitnick You have to admire the tenacity of J Street, the self-proclaimed “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobbying group. Or maybe it’s the desperation born of running out of options. In any case, if there is to be any hope for… Continue Reading  

The Two-State Option is Dead: Time for New Thinking

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by Emile Nakhleh* The recent suspension of the U.S.-engineered Israeli-Palestinian talks signals a much deeper reality than the immediate factors that caused it. The peace process and the two-state solution, which for years were on life support, are now dead.… Continue Reading  

Israel, the US and the Palestinians: A Recipe for Failure

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by Mitchell Plitnick When it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, it’s never foolish to be a pessimist. About fourteen months ago, when John Kerry began his quixotic task of driving the two parties toward a final agreement to end… Continue Reading