Tag Archives: Palestine

The Peace Process and Centrist Jews

In an article published in the Times of Israel the other day, it was noted that a recent meeting held by Sec. State John Kerry with American Jewish leaders was a “soft sell” for most of them. The “hard sell-a more … Continue reading

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Syria, Iran, and Fear of Regional War

Friends, as the situation in Syria deteriorates, it is becoming more and more likely that a major confrontation between Israel and the Iranian and Hizballah forces fighting in Syria and Southern Lebanon will occur. An article in the Times of … Continue reading

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The E-1 Gambit Explained

The Palestinians sought to upgrade their status in the UN in order to pursue diplomatic and legal efforts to against Israel rather than engaging in negotiations that would involve making painful concessions. Israel almost immediately announced that it would advance … Continue reading

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Observed States and Unsettled Issues

Upon his return  to Ramallah after the UN elevated the Palestinian Authority’s status to Observer State, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas celebrated pronouncing, “We now have a state.” This is, to an extent, the equivalent of Jews celebrating the Balfour Declaration with the … Continue reading

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What is the “Status Quo”?

Repeatedly over the past two years, various leaders have said the following in reference to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, “The status quo is unsustainable.” The obvious implication of this statement is that things need to change. The unasked question is what … Continue reading

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