The Two-State Option is Dead: Time for New Thinking

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by Emile Nakhleh* The recent suspension of the U.S.-engineered Israeli-Palestinian talks signals a much deeper reality than the immediate factors that caused it. The peace process and the two-state solution, which for years were on life support, are now dead.… Continue Reading  

A Threat To Israel? Palestinians Apply To Human Rights Conventions

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by Mitchell Plitnick In an earlier article I discussed the apoplectic reaction by the United States to the Palestinian decision to send letters of accession to fifteen international conventions and treaties. This was condemned by Samantha Power in congressional testimony as… Continue Reading  

Christie’s Gaffe: Stating the Obvious

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by Mitchell Plitnick The absurdity of political campaigns in the United States added another chapter recently when New Jersey governor Chris Christie made the “Republican hajj” to Las Vegas. Ostensibly, he was going to speak to the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC),… Continue Reading  

Beyond the Case of Jonathan Pollard

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by James A. Russell News that the Obama administration is considering releasing the convicted spy Jonathan Pollard as part of an attempt to breath life into the Israel-Palestine peace talks is a sign of negotiations that have become a road… Continue Reading  

Israeli-Palestinian Talks Are Quietly Foundering

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by Mitchell Plitnick If John Kerry wants to find a silver lining in the heavy criticism US foreign policy has faced due to the events in both Egypt and Syria, he might find it in, of all places, the Israeli-Palestinian… Continue Reading