Category: Peace Process

Dayenu! Enough!

Mar 31, 2013

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I have a dream: Israelis awake from their slumber and say Dayenu: We have conceded enough for the sake of peace with the Palestinians.

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First love, then war?

Mar 22, 2013

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Is Obama smothering Israel with affection in order to clobber us with ultimatum? Will his soft love soon give way to spoonfuls of tough love? The president shouldn’t expect Israelis or Netanyahu to all-of-a-sudden become “pliant” because he gave a few good speeches in Jerusalem.

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Resetting the Peace Process

Mar 17, 2013

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Time to consider unconventional alternatives to the insolvent two-state paradigm, including: Palestinian-Jordanian federation; shared sovereignty in the West Bank; a three- or four-way land swap involving Egypt and Jordan. The Clinton parameters are obsolete.

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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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Making Conservative Choices

Jan 21, 2013

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The Israeli public overwhelmingly does not buy the well-worn argument, advanced obstinately by the Left and the international community, that the peace process is stuck because of settlements or lack of Israeli diplomatic flexibility.

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Slick and Threatening

Jan 16, 2013

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By positing that Israel is at an apocalyptic crossroads, and that Israel is pigheadedly making wrong and dangerous choices, the Left is setting the stage for “wiser” actors to intervene “to save Israel in spite of itself.”

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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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The Magical Peres Pill

Jan 1, 2013

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The Peres pill is a powerful drug invented by Israel’s elder statesman which induces hallucination and wishful thinking. It magically allows you to imagine a “New Middle East” and assert that peace with Abbas is possible.

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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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