Bibi Comes Calling:  What President Obama Needs to Say

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by Robert E. Hunter When Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, visits the Oval Office on Monday, both he and President Barack Obama have a domestic political interest in “making nice” with one another. Netanyahu has to show Israelis back home that… 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  

How to End the Gaza War

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by Emile Nakhleh As the killing and destruction rages on in Gaza, and as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Hamas leadership exchange recriminations and threats, key regional and world players must accept a central truism: No peace can… Continue Reading  

Israel-Palestine Without A Peace Process

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by Mitchell Plitnick In the past, people have speculated about what Israel and the Occupied Territories would look like if the United States stopped trying to broker the mythical kind of solution that the Oslo process envisioned. Well, now we… Continue Reading  

Pluralities of Israelis, Palestinians Want Stronger U.S. Peace Role

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By Jim Lobe via IPS News Amidst a new U.S. effort to revive the long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, healthy pluralities of both peoples want U.S. President Barack Obama to play a stronger role in resolving their conflict, according to a… Continue Reading