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Beyond the spin: Israel's planned settlement

Beyond the spin: Israel's planned settlement Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Ahron Shapiro

While, ironically, both pro-settlement and anti-settlement groups have an interest in amplifying its significance, a rational fact-based analysis of Israel's planned first new West Bank settlement in over 20 years would seem to suggest they're almost literally making a mountain out of a molehill.

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Trump's envoy found an anxious Ramallah

Trump's envoy found an anxious Ramallah Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United States     Author: Pinhas Inbari

US President Donald Trump's Special Envoy, Jason Greenblatt, arrived in Israel on March 13, 2017, to meet Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and to sound them out on restarting peace negotiations. His visit to Abbas' presidential office, the Muqata'a,

The assassination of a terrorist

The assassination of a terrorist Categories: Palestinians, Updates     Author: Shmuel Levin

Last Friday night, four assassins lay in wait for Hamas military leader Mazen Faqha outside his beach-side home in Tel el-Hawa, a neighborhood in south-western Gaza City. The assassins had broken in to Faqha's garage a few hours earlier, after Faqha had left his house with his wife and daughter. Now

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Dear Jason

Dear Jason Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United States     Author: David Horovitz

Dear Mr. Greenblatt, I wish you only success as you set out on your bid to pave a path to progress on the Israeli-Palestinian front... But since this has not hitherto been your primary preoccupation, and since you are the first official dispatched here by the new President for the purpose of peacem

Essay: Moving beyond the slogan

Essay: Moving beyond the slogan Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Alan Baker

The phrase "two-state solution" is repeated daily by international leaders and organisations. It has become the catch-phrase for anyone advocating resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. However, the phrase is repeated without a full awareness of its history or of the practical aspects of it

Trump and the Two-State Resolution

Trump and the Two-State Resolution Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United States     Author: Jonathan S. Tobin

Those who expected Donald Trump to effect genuine change in Washington still might be waiting for him to take action on some issues, but when it comes to altering existing Middle East policy, the President has not disappointed. With his refusal to specifically endorse a two-state solution to the Isr

The PA Succession Struggle

The PA Succession Struggle Categories: Fatah, Palestinians     Author: Yoni Ben Menachem

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas made new appointments to the Fatah leadership on February 15, 2017, and also named a deputy Chairman of the movement. He did not, however, solve the problem of the Palestinian succession struggle for the chairmanship.

Scribblings: A pro-Palestinian reporter encounters the "ethnic cleansing solution"

Scribblings: A pro-Palestinian reporter encounters the "ethnic cleansing solution" Categories: Israel, Media/ Academia, Middle East, Palestinians, United States     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

I have often written about the apparent preference among many Palestinians for something I describe as the "ethnic cleansing" solution. This is an alternative to both the conventional two-state resolution, or even the "one-state solution". This "solution" demands not only a single Palestinian state

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