Category: Peace Process

Preventing runaway Palestinian statehood

Mar 27, 2015

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Netanyahu is completely within the consensual tradition of all Israeli leaders in insisting on a performance-based peace process, where Palestinian statehood is a contingent, not definite, result.

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Rethinking the Peace Process

Mar 20, 2015

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Netanyahu should capitalize on his sweeping victory to reset the diplomatic table by outlining a pragmatic process that Israel can participate in, and to draw clear Israeli red lines as to acceptable contours of a solution. Doing so is especially urgent since Israel is already facing a renewed international campaign for West Bank withdrawals.

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Experience versus Experiment

Jan 30, 2015

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Israelis want the vigilance of Binyamin Netanyahu and Bogie Yaalon, not the unpredictability and inexperience of Tzipi Livni, Stav Shafir, Bougie Herzog and Amir Peretz, in government. Labor’s risky, unilateral withdrawal plan would lead to a dangerous security vacuum filled by radical Islamic actors.

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Countering punch-drunk Palestinians

Jan 8, 2015

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Israel must flex some muscle to disabuse Abbas of the notions that he can demand the sky and coerce Israel by appealing to international courts.

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A crystal ball on 2015

Jan 1, 2015

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In my political forecast for the year ahead, I see an Israeli unity government forming, Obama further appeasing Iran, and Abbas in the dock for war crimes.

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International condemnations: Nu, so what!

Dec 19, 2014

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Fret not over vacuous resolutions that ceremoniously pronounce upon Palestinian political rights. International condemnations and threats of isolation have been a permanent feature of Israel’s history, and we have survived them all.

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Abbas is busted as a ‘partner’

Nov 6, 2014

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Abbas spews out extremist vitriol and seeks the criminalization of Israel in international fora, and legitimizes terrorism when speaking to Palestinians. Yet his critics are disregarded, just as Arafat’s critics were dismissed during the Oslo heyday.

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Reading Netanyahu’s mind

Oct 10, 2014

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Netanyahu has begun to give us a window into his updated strategic thinking. The bottom line: It’s time to push past the Palestinians, and develop new regional security alliances that are based on shared interests between Israel and conservative, stabilizing forces in the Arab world. The world needs to assimilate and come to terms with Israel’s new strategic mindset.

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Apologize not, O Israel

Oct 3, 2014

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On this eve of Yom Kippur, Israel and the Jewish People should be defiant, not repentant. As a nation and as a people we have been apologizing far too much.

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Revolutionizing the peace process

Sep 12, 2014

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Two former generals, Egypt’s Sisi and Israel’s Eiland, show the way forward with bold new thinking about “regional solutions” to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Might such clarity of vision and bold thinking be possible in Washington as well?

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