Camp David, Dayton, Lausanne

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by Thomas W. Lippman In the past four decades, the greatest achievements of American diplomacy were probably the Camp David Accords and the Dayton Agreement. Camp David led to the end of the perpetual state of war between Israel and… Continue Reading  

Livni Joining With Labor: Not A Game-Changer

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by Mitchell Plitnick The media in Israel is abuzz with the news that Tzipi Livni will bring her Ha’Tnuah party into a joint ticket with the much larger Labor party. Now there is a tandem that can outpoll Likud, they… Continue Reading  

Why Israel Opposes A Final Nuclear Deal with Iran and What to Do About It

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by Robert E. Hunter November 24 is the deadline for six world powers and Iran to reach a final deal over its nuclear program. If there is no deal, then the talks are likely to be extended, not abandoned. But… Continue Reading  

US Backing Israeli War of Choice In Gaza

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by Mitchell Plitnick The moral high ground is always a tenuous piece of property. It is difficult to obtain and is easily lost. It is seen, however, as crucial because most people, all over the world, cannot accommodate the notion… Continue Reading  

The Hamas-Likud Double Standard

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by Mitchell Plitnick The Palestinian Authority installed its unity government today. The responses have been as telling as they were expected. For Palestinians, the development is welcomed news, but it’s being greeted with caution. Palestinians have seen unity proposals collapse before and,… Continue Reading