Officials: “Progress” at Iran Geneva Talks

by Jasmin Ramsey Geneva — While Iran and 6 world powers known as the P5+1 are remaining secretive about the details of ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the Nov. 7-8  talks here have kicked off with official statements that… Continue Reading  

Daniel Levy on Palestinian Domestic Politics

Daniel Levy, a former Israeli peace negotiator, provides seven takeaways from the Gaza ceasefire in the Daily Beast. From Number 5, “Denying Palestinian political realities just got (much, much) harder”: Let’s keep this short. Hamas-run Gaza in the midst of… Continue Reading  

Dershowitz, Aslan & Perry debate Israel vs. Gaza on CNN

Mark Perry — who recently explained that the “chance for calm” has been assassinated by Israel in the past — on the current potential for a ceasefire (via CNN’s transcript): MARK PERRY, MIDDLE EAST EXPERT: I would have said six hours ago if you had… Continue Reading  

Assassinated Hamas Leader Jabari was working on Permanent Israel Truce Agreement

Nir Hasson reporting for Haaretz: Hours before Hamas strongman Ahmed Jabari was assassinated, he received the draft of a permanent truce agreement with Israel, which included mechanisms for maintaining the cease-fire in the case of a flare-up between Israel and the… Continue Reading  

Yossi Alpher on Israel’s Non-Viable Gaza Strategy

Writing in the Daily Beast’s “Open Zion” former Israeli intelligence operative and strategic expert Yossi Alpher offers his thoughts on Israel’s offensive against Hamas targets (an 11-month old is reportedly among the civilian causalities) in the Gaza Strip today: So why am I worried? First… Continue Reading