Category: Peace Process

Myths about Sovereignty Assertion

Jul 3, 2020

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Critics say attaining sovereignty will undermine the peace process and ruin Israel’s reputation abroad, but these myths do not hold up to scrutiny.

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Annexation is not apartheid

Jun 26, 2020

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Israel’s intention to act on the American peace plan will not create a situation of apartheid. The “enclaves” of settlement it entails are the inexorable result of the laudable principle that no Palestinian or Israeli should be forced out of their home. This salute to indigenous rights should be celebrated.

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Build now, talk later

Jun 19, 2020

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Whether sovereignty over some or all the settlements is declared or not, the Netanyahu-Gantz unity government should be building like crazy in all the critical zones. Netanyahu cannot blame anybody but himself for delays in moving forward.

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Scaremongering about sovereignty

May 28, 2020

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The sky will not fall in if Israeli law is applied to settlements and security zones.

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Ten commandments for the new Israeli government

May 15, 2020

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Tolerate no hate. Brook no terror. Beef-up the IDF. Be cautious about applying sovereignty. Resist socialists in government. Repel pressures to free the coronavirus economy too fast.

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Who is really going to build in Judea and Jerusalem?

Feb 28, 2020

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Which of the candidates for Israeli prime minister is truly going to build, and who is going to bury the building in years more of sterile peace processing and doomed attempts to achieve international consensus?

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Abbas’ 1,000 Nos

Feb 14, 2020

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How far can Abbas go in opposing negotiation and compromise, encouraging violence, venerating terrorists, spewing hatred, and pushing the criminalization of Israel – while still being considered a paragon of peace by the Israeli Left (ref. Ehud Olmert), the American Jewish Left (ref. Jeremy Ben-Ami), and the global community?

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Moving beyond the “EKP”

Feb 7, 2020

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What “everybody” used to “know” about the parameters for Israeli-Palestinian peace has been jolted by the Trump plan.

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15 reasons to embrace the Trump Plan

Jan 31, 2020

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Israel should act to implement the Trump Plan and reap its early rewards, because it usefully transforms the Mideast peace paradigm. The plan reflects, and can serve as a platform for, Israeli consensus on the Palestinian issue.

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Hail the Trump Plan

Jan 27, 2020

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The Trump plan’s reported parameters closely hew to the broadest political consensus in Israel. It is a peace paradigm that makes eminent sense to at least 75 percent of Israelis, in my estimation. Therefore, Israel should act swiftly to lock-in the concrete diplomatic gains that can be derived from this outline for regional accommodation. Hopefully the Palestinians will come to see the plan’s advantages too.

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