Tag: Palestinian

The newfangled "shelf agreement" concept, which served as the basis for the Olmert government's negotiation with the Palestinians, was strategically illogical and tactically ill-considered. Israel must not again go this route.
The EU has been the PA’s bighearted sugar-daddy; Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas' bountiful and boundless papa-bear; the deepest honey-pot the Palestinians could ever hope for.
The PA owes Israel at least $5 billion dollars in economic damages and reparations. News item: “Israel, US negotiating over tax monies to be handed over to Palestinians”. Nothing could be more absurd.
With settlements the biggest friction point between the US and Israel, it's time to reflect on their usefulness. They are the best Israeli response to Palestinian terrorism, and they exact a real price from the Palestinians for their recalcitrance.
It is simply not true that the repercussions of a breakdown in a bad peace process would be unimaginably worse than its continuation. Lessons for today's peace negotiators from the past.
David M. Weinberg is a think tank director, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »
A passionate speaker, David M. Weinberg lectures widely in Israel, the U.S. and Canada to Jewish and non-Jewish audiences. He speaks on international politics and Middle East strategic affairs, Israeli diplomacy and defense strategy, intelligence matters and more. Click here to book David Weinberg as a speaker
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