Category: Peace Process

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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Molesting Jerusalem

Mar 18, 2016

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Don’t let Haim Ramon ruin Israel’s capital city with his reckless, violent, unilateral partition plan. The belligerent shearing of Jerusalem into Arab and Jewish sovereignties will turn it into the bull’s eye of Mideast battle.

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The scuttlebutt on settlements

Mar 4, 2016

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Pray that US Vice President Biden doesn’t use his upcoming visit to Israel to pour more fuel on false fires regarding settlements. The administration has time and again perfidiously blamed “rampant” settlement construction – fictional epidemic construction – for the failures of its peace process diplomacy.

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Humpty Dumpty is no more

Feb 26, 2016

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Syria is dead. Its disintegration justifies international recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. In the interests of regional stabilization.

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For and against Palestinian statehood, simultaneously

Jan 28, 2016

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Is it possible to oppose a two-state solution under the current circumstances but to be for it in principle? The answer is yes, and that is the new Israeli consensus. Time to calibrate realistic diplomacy to meet this.

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Ratcheting up the pressure on Israel

Jan 22, 2016

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Sadly, the Obama administration seems to have signed-on to Abbas’ game plan: Dodge true talks where the Palestinians would have to compromise with Israel, and instead compel unilateral Israeli concessions via international pressure.

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A crystal ball on 2016

Jan 1, 2016

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In my political forecast for the year ahead, I see an Olmert pardon, Abbas resignation, Rubio victory, Netanyahu-Putin partnership, and more trouble from Obama.

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