Beyond the Case of Jonathan Pollard

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  

Poll: If Two-State Solution Fails, What Next?

by Mitchell Plitnick The failure of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians could lead to a significant shift in public opinion in the United States regarding Israel’s future, according to a new poll released Monday. When asked about two… Continue Reading  

What Would Sharon Have Done?

by Robert E. Hunter Ariel Sharon, the former Defense and Prime Minister of Israel, who died last week, was one of the most controversial leaders in Israeli history. I met him several times, including when I was the White House… Continue Reading  

Hope and Pessimism as Israelis, Palestinians Resume Talks

by Mitchell Plitnick via IPS News Israeli and Palestinian negotiators returned to the negotiating table on Thursday, ready to put claims by the United States that it will engage more forcefully in the negotiating process to the test. The talks,… Continue Reading  

A Dangerous Proposal For Israel-Palestine “Peace”

by Mitchell Plitnick The tentative outreach from Washington toward Tehran has spurred speculation about a wide variety of connected issues. The desperation with which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has responded to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s so-called “charm offensive” adds… Continue Reading