Tag Archives: peace process

Our “peace partners” are against normalization with us

One of the most desired results of any peace agreement between two countries or entities is the normalization of relations between the parties. Thus, after the Iron Curtain fell in the late 1980s, people, goods, business and trade flooded in … Continue reading

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Once again the NYT’s Roger Cohen wants to save Israel from itself

For a long time now I’ve refrained from fisking New York Times’ articles and opinion pieces about Israel because they are either so anti-Israel, or so ignorant as to be irrelevant and even self-defeating in that they just provoke the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: An outsider’s view of the results of Protective Edge

This is another guest post by frequent commenter and contributor Brian Goldfarb. I thought that now we have an at least temporary period of calm in Israel/Palestine, perhaps it was time to get back to normal (whatever that is in … Continue reading

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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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Doing what’s good for Israel – Naftali Bennett’s stability initiative

Economy Minister Naftali Bennett (from the Bayit Yehudi party)  is proving to be an inventive and pro-active lawmaker and minister who has come up with several interesting ideas for improving Israel’s domestic problems as well as its international status. He … 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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