Why Israeli-Palestinian Talks Will Fail, Again

by Mitchell Plitnick There is an odd sort of atmosphere today around the soon-to-fail Israel-Palestine talks. A dramatic gesture by the United States, presenting its own security plans to both Israel and the Palestinians, has engendered mostly yawns. Yet the… Continue Reading  

New Israel-Palestine Talks: Is Peace Really Possible?

by Mitchell Plitnick I’m always pleased when something surprises me in the realm of Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy. It doesn’t happen often. Today’s announcement that Secretary of State John Kerry has apparently succeeded at bringing Israel and the Palestinian Authority back to… Continue Reading  

Right-wing Pro-Israel Lobbyists Push Permanent Occupation on the Hill

It was just another Tuesday on Capitol Hill. A handful of Members of Congress and staff showed up to hear a briefing by a trio of revanchist Israelis pushing for permanent occupation of the Jordan Valley in the West Bank. Everyone… Continue Reading