Untying the Gordian Knot of Israeli-Palestinian Relations

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by James Spencer International relations are roiled as they have not been for a generation. Syria is ablaze, and conflicts may engulf its neighbors. Russia has seized the Crimea and raised concerns among the Baltic states. China is asserting claims in the… 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  

Setbacks Push Mideast Peace to Back Burner

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by Mitchell Plitnick via IPS News The optimism expressed by U.S. President Barack Obama and newly confirmed Secretary of State John Kerry about restarting the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians has been met with scepticism from many seasoned… Continue Reading  

What Obama can do in Israel-Palestine

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by Mitchell Plitnick The Israeli elections ushered in a record number of new Knesset members, yet the prospects for resolving Israel’s 45-year old occupation of Palestinian land are as dim as ever, maybe even more so. Here in the United… Continue Reading  

Victor Davis Hanson Is Very Confused

Victor Davis Hanson: With Obama and his moral equivalence, Israel is hardly any better than Hamas or Hezbollah or the Palestinian Authority. I wonder, though, if they really believe that. What if a Jew says he wants to live in… Continue Reading