Category: Peace Process

Are we ready for 100 years of diplomatic warfare?

Apr 11, 2014

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The Palestinian leadership is set for another 100 years of diplomatic warfare against Israel. Is Israel up to the challenge?

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Revaluate basic assumptions about the peace process

Apr 8, 2014

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Time to dial-down Palestinian expectations and roll-back Palestinian maximalism. Palestinian leadership must be disabused of the notion that it can coerce Israel by appealing to international courts and tribunals.

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Why are we surprised?

Apr 7, 2014

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It should have come as no surprise at all that Abbas fled the peace talks once the terrorist releases had come to an end. Did we not know that the Palestinian strategy was and remains the brow-beating of Israel through isolation, demonization and criminalization?

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Reject the Pollard for prisoners deal

Apr 1, 2014

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Kerry should show Israel sustainable and measurable Palestinian moderation, and not try to bribe Israel into another awkward, lopsided, unfair and unfavorable negotiating framework by proffering poor Mr. Pollard.

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Kerry’s “framework” declaration is a bad idea

Mar 20, 2014

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“Framework” and “shelf” agreements have proven to be a disincentive to Palestinian political maturation and moderation.

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Blame those damn settlements!

Mar 17, 2014

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Let’s keep the settlement issue in proportion. Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria neither explain Palestinian unwillingness to make peace with Israel nor excuse radical Islam’s Jihad against Israel. Nor did they cause the floods in England.

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Get this: Kerry is not pro-Palestinian enough for leftist American Jews

Mar 13, 2014

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Peter Beinart assumed that Kerry would rule in favor of the Palestinians and batter Israel into the madcap concessions of yesteryear. He doesn’t understand that the Clinton parameters and Olmert understandings are anachronistic, unrealistic and irrelevant.

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Obama’s feigned dismay at the isolation of Israel

Mar 3, 2014

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Obama is fixated on a phony issue, settlements, and on the consequences for Israel of its impending isolation. Ostensibly, this worries him. But not really. Obama is feigning dismay at the possible isolation of Israel, while paving the way towards that isolation.

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Michael Oren’s Perilous Plan B

Feb 27, 2014

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Ambassador Oren’s talk of unilateral Israeli withdrawal is neither new nor smart.

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Abbas’ insolence; American silence

Feb 21, 2014

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Secretary Kerry has had nothing to say about Palestinian political culture that remains violent, anti-democratic, and wedded to historical lies. And so you know that no failure of the peace process will ever be pinned on the recalcitrant and defiant Palestinian Authority.

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