Category: Peace Process

Lessons for Jason

Mar 16, 2017

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President Trump’s envoy Jason Greenblatt should avoid previous peace process delusions and blunders.

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A crystal ball on 2017

Dec 29, 2016

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Alas, my crystal ball has been working well in recent years, accurately anticipating the troubles before Israel. In the year ahead, Obama will continue to prick at Israel, Trump will re-affirm the Bush letter, Putin may peel away from Iran, Netanyahu will prevail, and Shaked will ride herd on the Supreme Court.

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Assert Israel’s core interests

Dec 25, 2016

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It is time to act unilaterally to assert Israel’s core national interests by massive building in the greater Jerusalem envelope.

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Truths for Trump

Dec 8, 2016

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Trumpian truth-telling about Iran, Syria and the Palestinians can improve the strategic environment, gut the Palestinian strategy of delegitimizing Israel, and improve the moral tone of American foreign policy. Rehabilitative discourse is critical for the Middle East.

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Build, baby, build

Nov 18, 2016

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This is the time to reach understandings with the new US administration to buttress Israel’s hold on the Jerusalem envelope through significant renewal of home construction.

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Beware the revenge of Obama

Nov 11, 2016

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Rejection leads to projection. In his final days, Obama will act to unilaterally move the markers where he still can, including a drive towards Palestinian statehood. Israel should make it clear, both as a threat and as a policy principle to be put into action, that unilateral action will beget unilateral Israeli action in response.

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Clubbing us with the ‘Peres legacy’

Oct 7, 2016

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Obama plans to dish out tough love to Israel while citing Peres as cover; brandishing Peres’ peace bequest as a battering ram.

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Israeli West Bank policy – whereto?

Aug 19, 2016

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Yaakov Amidror, Hillel Frisch, Gershon Hacohen, Efraim Inbar, Eran Lerman and Max Singer discuss Israel’s policies on the Palestinian issue, in a post-Obama and post-Abbas era. The upshot of their debate: “Don’t do stupid things.” It is wiser for Israel to defer action than to take steps that threaten to make a bad situation worse.

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Rebuff European Union threats

Jun 3, 2016

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EU brawling on behalf of the Palestinians has reached extreme heights of hutzpah. Every Monday and Thursday the EU has taken to shelling-out threats to downgrade diplomatic and economic ties with Israel. Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Netanyahu should repulse the escalating European intimidation.

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The day after Abbas

May 27, 2016

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Netanyahu should capitalize on his broadened government, and the coming transitions in Palestinian and American politics, to reset the diplomatic table. He can outline the acceptable contours of a conflict amelioration process in which Israel can pragmatically participate.

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