Category Archives: Mideast news

Peace process in pieces

It seems that the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians is all but over, whether with normalization or without. Mahmoud Abbas’s constant upping of the ante, with ever-increasing demands of Israel, made sure of that.  So now that it’s … Continue reading

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The Middle East peace talks – what just happened?

The last 24-48 hours have been like a crazy roller-coaster ride for Israelis and Middle-East watchers. The Obama-Kerry inspired “peace” talks between Israel and the Palestinians have taken so many turns, upsets, switchbacks and hairpin bends that anyone trying to … Continue reading

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How the Russian-Ukrainian conflict affects the Middle East

We like to think that what happens on the other side of the world has nothing to do with us, so we ought to keep our heads down and just stay out of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis. Unfortunately, international crises have … Continue reading

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The Grand Mufti admitted the Jews did not steal land, Arafat recognized a Jewish State. How about Abbas?

At the basis of the Israel-Palestinian conflict lies the Palestinian rejection of any Jewish rights to the land of Israel itself. They view the Jews as imperialist interlopers who are not indigenous to the area and who, if worn down … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Silver Linings to those Middle Eastern Clouds

This is another guest post by frequent contributor and reader Brian Goldfarb. There are these three articles, two from the Henry Jackson Society and the third from The Tablet, which together weave a fascinating picture of what’s happening in the … Continue reading

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Explaining Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state

One of Israel’s key demands from the Palestinians as part of the negotiations for a peace agreement is that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state.  Possibly because of poor wording, and most definitely because of an animus towards … Continue reading

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