Palestinian Reconciliation, in the Hands of Israel

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by Paul R. Pillar The latest attempt at reconciliation between the competing Palestinian parties Fatah and Hamas has produced a preliminary agreement that Egypt brokered and that was announced earlier this month. Movement on this subject at this time is… Continue Reading  

Bibi, the Failed Peace Process, and the Future of Linkage

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by Eli Clifton Just a few days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sat down with President Obama in the Oval Office to discuss the long-stalled Israel-Palestinian peace process and Israel’s ask for $5 billion in annual military aid, the occupying… Continue Reading  

The WINEP Letter and the Bipartisan Fallacy

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by Ali Gharib For the past week, a letter from a varied group of policy experts has been making the rounds, mostly as a case against doing a deal with Iran. More particularly, many of these experts have been opposed to doing this deal… Continue Reading  

Congress Takes Aim At the Palestinians

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by Mitchell Plitnick The imbroglio over House Speaker John Boehner’s unseemly invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address last month is continuing to rage in Washington. But when it comes to… Continue Reading  

Obstacle: The US Role In Israel-Palestine

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by Mitchell Plitnick There are many false clichés about the Israel-Palestine conflict. There are also some very true ones, though these are heard less frequently. Perhaps the most profound of these was proven once again this week: the United States… Continue Reading