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White House: Israeli election may affect peace-plan rollout
December 24, 2018
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and other officials have warned against releasing the plan during the Israeli election season, so that the vote is not a referendum on the American proposal.
Stephen M. Flatow
December 11, 2018
Another ‘New York Times’ columnist needs a history lesson
The Michelle Goldbergs of this world would have us believe that today’s conflict consists of Israel having a state in historic Palestine and preventing the Arabs from having one if their own.
October 25, 2018
Israel faces a historic opportunity
Assuming there is agreement between the left and right that being proactive is preferable, we have two alternatives: disengage or annex.
Trump’s wavering on one-state or two-states leaves many in a state of confusion
October 11, 2018
That is, regarding U.S. policy. Middle East analysts say there is growing skepticism around the world of the Palestinians’ ability even to create and sustain an independent state.
October 7, 2018
Obsessing over Oslo: Einat Wilf in ‘The Atlantic’
For example, one might well ask why two-staters object so strenuously to the “settlements” and the “settlers”? After all, if genuine two-state peace is possible—as two-staters claim—they could certainly be a welcome source of employment for their Arab neighbors.
Trump clarifies: ‘If Israelis and Palestinians want one state, that’s OK with me’
September 27, 2018
Several hours after raising eyebrows with a statement revealing his preference for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, U.S. President Donald Trump expounded on his opinion, stating that while he prefers a two-state solution, any solution would be acceptable as long as it brings peace to the region.
Alternatives to 2-state solution
Abbas: US floats Palestinian-Jordanian confederation as part of peace plan
Daniel Siryoti and Erez Linn
September 3, 2018
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."
Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar
August 21, 2018
The left is trying to revive the dead
Most of the people are on the right; it is the majority that rules. Most of the people object to a Palestinian state and know that its establishment would endanger Israel’s existence.
Jonathan S. Tobin
August 21, 2018
‘Fauda’ and the two-state scenario
The obstacle to peace remains Palestinian ideology, not how many settlers can be evicted from their homes.
Jonathan S. Tobin
August 9, 2018
The Gaza conundrum and the two-state solution
No matter how the latest exchange of fire between Israel and Hamas ends, the standoff in Gaza raises serious questions about faith in reviving the peace process.
With ‘peace’ in doubt, Israelis search for alternatives to two-state solution
July 2, 2018
Proposals for new paradigms, including calls for Israel to extend sovereignty over territories currently occupied by Israelis and Palestinians, are gaining traction.