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Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
Palestinians downplay recommendation to suspend recognition of Israel
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas is unlikely to endorse a resolution that aims to end compliance with the 1993 Oslo Accords, on which the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is based.
Rare event showcases potential of Israeli-Palestinian business cooperation
These types of partnerships help prove that the general Palestinian public does not stand behind the Palestinian Authority’s anti-normalization efforts.
Robert P. Barnidge Jr
President Trump, tell the Palestinians: No negotiations without recognition of Israel
A plausible reading of the Arab human-rights treaty would commit the Palestinians to the destruction of Israel. This is unacceptable and irreconcilable with the idea of good-faith peacemaking.
Palestinians to UN Mideast peace envoy: Go ‘on vacation with Israeli friends’
“As far as we are concerned as Palestinians, [U.N. special coordinator for Middle East peace Nickolay] Mladenov’s mission has ended,” said Secretary-General of the Fatah Revolutionary Council Majed Fityani.
Despite outcry, shuttered PLO Mission didn’t aid peace process while contravening U.S. law
Essentially, the PLO Diplomatic Mission has been operating illegally since 1987. Subsequent administrations, however, allowed it to stay open anyway for political and diplomatic reasons.
Yahya Sinwar explains how Hamas hasn’t changed
Every so often in the media, a report appears suggesting that Hamas might be willing to recognize Israel or denounce violence so as to discuss the establishment of a Palestinian state. But it never does.
Jonathan S. Tobin
When experts ignore the truth about the Palestinians
The latest Middle East peace plan from Thomas Friedman of “The New York Times” ignores the key fact about why such schemes always fail.
Jonathan S. Tobin
Why it’s still open season on ‘obstacles to peace’
If you think “settlers” have it coming, then like a new HBO film, you’re missing the point about why Oslo failed.
Special envoy Jason Greenblatt: ‘Palestinian leadership is not talking to us, much to their detriment’
Trump’s top envoy to the Middle East has a herculean task before him: to help negotiate the peace plan between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
The end of Mahmoud Abbas, the phony pacifist
From the moment he became head of the Palestinian Authority in 2005, Abbas failed to maneuver a single strategic victory, despite the fact that Israeli leaders (one after the other) have repeatedly invited him to the negotiating table for peace talks.
Abbas demands US replace ‘biased’ Greenblatt as Mideast peace-plan mediator
Daniel Siryoti and Israel Hayom Staff
Ramallah official: An article penned by Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt substantiates the U.S. administration’s pro-Israel bias • In the article, Greenblatt accused Palestinian Authority leaders of harming the Palestinian people.
Alternatives to 2-state solution
Abbas: US floats Palestinian-Jordanian confederation as part of peace plan
Daniel Siryoti and Erez Linn
Abbas says he told Trump administration official he would support a confederation only if Israel joined • Jordan rejects idea, says it is "not open for discussion." U.S. envoy Greenblatt refuses to "discuss any specific ideas or private conversations."
What’s on and off the table when it comes to Middle East peace
U.S. President Donald Trump has broken with previous administrations by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocating the U.S. embassy there. While relations with Israel may be at an all-time high, the same cannot be said of the Palestinians.
A ‘Dear Yossi’ letter …
Perhaps Jews have no national rights, no Eretz Yisrael history, and all this post-Balfour Declaration history has no relevance or validity?
Why peace in the Middle East remains illusive
A book steeped in facts and documents presents a detailed account of the unremitting offensive of the Arabs against Israel, who use every means of attack—from all-out war, terrorism, propaganda against Israel around the world, diplomatic warfare, and the use of local and international courts.