My report for IPS on the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and the J Street conference.
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Posted in J Street, Peace Plans, tagged Americans for Peace Now, Daniel Levy, Israel, Jeremy Ben-Ami, Jerusalem, Joe Biden, Martin Indyk, Ori Nir, Palestine, Refugees, Right of Return, Settlements, Yousef Munayyer on October 3, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Israel, Palestine, United States, tagged Benjamin Netanyahu, European Union, Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Israel-Palestine Talks, Jerusalem, Jewish Home, John Kerry, Jordan Valley, Labor Party, Mahmoud Abbas, Oslo Accords, Oslo Peace Process, Palestine, Refugees, Two-state solution, West Bank on July 20, 2013 | 3 Comments »
This piece originally appeared at LobeLog.
I’m always pleased when something surprises me in the realm of Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy. It doesn’t happen often. Today’s announcement that Secretary of State John Kerry has apparently succeeded at bringing Israel and the Palestinian Authority back to the table was one such surprise.
The announcement should not be overstated, of course. At this writing, there is a proviso out there that a few details still need to be worked out. So, there’s a convenient back door that both parties can exit through.
Even if the talks did resume, there is no reason to believe they will succeed. As Stephen Waltdetails, Israel’s governing coalition remains hostile to a two-state solution, the Palestinians remain divided and, despite whatever pushes and prods Kerry used to achieve this outcome, the US remains politically paralyzed and feckless. Coming up with a positive scenario that is even marginally realistic is therefore not easy. But here is one shot at it. (more…)
Posted in 1967, Zionism, tagged asylum seekers, Avigdor Lieberman, B'Tselem, Benjamin Netanyahu, David Ben-Gurion, Eli Yishai, HaMoked, Israel, Jewish National Fund, Josef Weitz, Mandate for Palestine, Migrants, Miri Regev, Palestinians, Peace Index, Peel Commission, Refugees, United Nations, Yishuv, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Zionism on June 13, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
This week’s Souciant article is up. In it, I look at the bigotry of the Zionism of Eli Yishai, its prominent role in Israel and Zionism not only today but historically, and how Jewish self-determination could exist without both that hate and the obsession with an artificially created and enforced “Jewish majority.”
Posted in Israel, Refugees, tagged Akiva Eldar, AlanDershowitz, Armenian Genocide, Berkeley, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Joan Peters, John F. Kennedy, Native Americans, New York, Palestine, Refugees, Right of Return, S. Yizhar, Tel Aviv, United States, USSR on January 25, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
In my latest piece for Souciant, I look at the very wide gap between Israel’s collective stance on the Palestinian Nakba and the understanding of events most Israelis have of that piece of history. It has been my experience that, while the average American, Jewish or not, is quite ignorant of the facts surrounding the departure of the majority of Palestine’s Arab population from 1947-1949, the average Israeli is not, and this was so even before the so-called New Historians blew the cover off the narrative that Israel continues to cling to publicly.
Posted in Refugees, tagged Anti-Zionism, Bernard Avishai, democracy, human rights, iceland, international law, Israel, Jewish State, Middle east, Occupation, Palestine, Palestinians, Refugees, Right of Return, rule of law, Two-state solution on November 30, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
In my latest piece for Souciant, I explore the meaning of Iceland’s resolution recognizing both Palestinian statehood and the Palestinian Right of Return and Bernard Avishai’s recent piece on RoR, which I posted here.
For readers’ reference, since RoR is such a controversial subject, my own view of the issue can be seen in this piece from last year.