Category: Palestinians

Close the Peace Gap

Mar 13, 2013

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Palestinian rejectionism creates a peace gap that must be closed through intensive education. Netanyahu, Lapid and Bennett must coordinate their diplomatic messaging and incorporate a focus on the “peace gap,” and enforce this on Peres and Livni too.

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Chill out, Obama and Kerry

Feb 28, 2013

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It’s time to dial-down Palestinian expectations, not ratchet-up pressure on Israel; to search for alternatives to the defunct “two-state-now” approach, not make a mad sprint towards grandiose signing ceremonies on the White House lawn. Modest diplomacy is the only realistic way to push Israeli-Palestinian relations away from the dangers of confrontation.

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Israel: Wary, not Bullheaded

Jan 11, 2013

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Israelis are wary of Palestinian statehood (for good reason), but they are not bullheaded or callously defiant. They are hawkish and realistic, not wildly “annexationist.” They want Binyamin Netanyahu, not Tzipi Livni or Shimon Peres, to lead the country because caution, not hollow and unsubstantiated hope, is the prevailing watchword.

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Counting the Dead in Syria

Jan 3, 2013

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The count of 60,000 people killed in Syria over the past 22 months is double the estimated casualty count of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over the past 45 years.

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‘Tis the season to bash Israel

Dec 24, 2012

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But the Palestinian Authority and radical Islam are the real reasons behind the Christian decline in Bethlehem.

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Bubbles Bursting in Air II

Nov 28, 2012

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A list of five political myths usefully shredded by the recent Israel-Hamas skirmish, and one very big myth that is dangerously taking root. Beware the inane argument that jihadists can be massaged into pragmatists; that Hamas can be co-opted into peace by giving it power.

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Towards a Warlike Palestinian State

Nov 28, 2012

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Abbas seeks to grab a prize (statehood) without having to compromise (with Israel), and to ratchet up the conflict with Israel.

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Can Abbas still be a peace partner?

Sep 30, 2012

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Abbas must be dragged down from the aggressive perch dangerously high up on the warlike tree that he has planted in the PA. A renewed multilateral effort for the proven combination of state-building and security cooperation is the best way forward.

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Lies like Water

Jul 19, 2012

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It’s a canard that Israel is denying West Bank Palestinians water rights negotiated under the Oslo Accords. The truth is that Palestinians are wasting tremendous amounts of water, refusing to utilize modern water conservation or sewage treatment methods, and stealing water from Israel. Then they complain that Israel is drying them out!

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Abbas’ empty threat

Apr 23, 2012

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Abbas would be better off not threatening us with his own demise. Israel can manage without him and his Palestinian “authority.”

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