The Peace Process Is Dead: Thanks, Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

by Mitchell Plitnick As the curtain drops on 2017, it drops too on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process as we have known it. At the age of 24, that process has finally died, with none other than President Donald Trump pulling… Continue Reading  

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  

Oslo Process: The Walking Dead

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by Mitchell Plitnick John Kerry’s words at a report-back to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee sent shock waves all the way to Jerusalem. “Unfortunately, prisoners were not released on the Saturday they were supposed to be released,” he said. “And… 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  

One State Or Two, A New Peace Process Is Needed

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by Mitchell Plitnick In a debate recorded by the Institute for Palestine Studies, human rights lawyer Noura Erakat squares off with Hussein Ibish, a senior fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine, about the current peace talks and the… Continue Reading