Category: Peace Process

Justice for Jews from Arab Countries

Jun 13, 2013

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Israel is the legitimate expression of an indigenous Middle Eastern people; of Jews from Arab countries with a long history in the Middle East. In fact, 50 percent of the Jewish citizenry of today’s Israel descends from Jewish refugees from Arab countries.

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Justice for Israel

Jun 7, 2013

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A week with Norwegian friends of Israel taught me how to best present Israel’s case. Israel wins when you speak about justice for Israel; not when you merely proclaim Israel’s desire for peace, talk-up its willingness to compromise, and declare its right to defend itself.

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The return of unilateralism?

May 30, 2013

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Netanyahu should make it clear that Israel is not headed towards another imprudent “disengagement” from the territories

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If I forget thee, O Jerusalem

May 8, 2013

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My red line when contemplating the Oslo III accord of the future with the Palestinians is uncompromised Israeli sovereignty and control over united Jerusalem. The shearing of Jerusalem into Arab and Jewish sovereignties would turn it into the bull’s eye of Mideast battle – a city that would make Belfast at its worst look like paradise.

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Time for new strategic thinking

May 3, 2013

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The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies has been consistently ahead of the curve. Its experts have looked over-the-horizon and produced out-of-the-box policy recommendations, even when their conclusions were not always politically correct or well-received by mainstream pundits.

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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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