The US Must Do Less To Resolve the Israel-Palestine Conflict

by Mitchell Plitnick Former American diplomat Aaron David Miller is a frequent and worthwhile contributor to US foreign policy discussions in both Washington and the news media. His long career in Middle East diplomacy and strong focus on Israel have enabled him to clarify for… Continue Reading  

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Excellent Adventure

by Paul Pillar The last few months have gone rather well for the right-wing Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu, in the sense of advancing its prime objective of indefinitely extending the occupation and colonization of Palestinian territory by ensuring failure… Continue Reading  

Israelis and Palestinians Moving Apart, Not Closer

by Mitchell Plitnick It’s a busy week for Secretary of State John Kerry. On Monday, he received Israel’s top two negotiators, Tzipi Livni and Isaac Molho. Then he packed his bags and headed off to the World Economic Forum in… Continue Reading  

Kerry Lands In The Israel-Palestine Blame Game

by Mitchell Plitnick US Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Israel on Jan. 2, starting 2014 with an attempt to save what is increasingly looking like a doomed round of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

2013 Brings No Change to US Policy On Israel-Palestine

by Mitchell Plitnick When it comes to the tedious dance between the United States, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the more things change, the more they stay the same. As 2013 draws to a close, we have another proof of… Continue Reading