Israel-Palestine: The Deal-Maker Deals Himself Out

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by Paul R. Pillar Donald Trump had already moved a long way backward since uttering a few remarks last year raising hopes that he would break out of the straitjacket that binds American politicians on all things involving Israel and… Continue Reading  

Old Settlement Wine in New Peacemaking Bottles

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by Mitchell Plitnick During his meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry two weeks ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered “a package of meaningful measures in the West Bank.” Although Netanyahu was apparently vague about what those measures would… Continue Reading  

Former Bush Diplomats Push Back on Criticism of Iran Deal

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by Derek Davison and Jim Lobe Two senior retired diplomats warned Friday that the U.S. would isolate itself from a global consensus if Congress rejected the nuclear agreement concluded between the P5+1 and Iran earlier this month.