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  • US cautiously watches Israeli-Palestinian peace initiatives

    While the various Middle East crises have seemingly sidelined the Palestinians, the recent proliferation of Israeli-Palestinian peace initia­tives reveals the conflict’s continued regional and global…

  • No Way Out

    Amid domestic failures and Israeli intransigence, Palestinians see dim future Prospects of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are in “serious danger,” warned French…

  • Neocon Tribalism vs. Jewish Universalism

    Over the past few years, there has been a good deal of consternation in Israel and in the American Jewish community about the relationship between…

  • In Gaza, Foreign Aid is Just a Band Aid

    The United Nations has predicted that Gaza will be unlivable by 2020. The study estimates the population of 1.6 million will expand to more than…

  • Direct talks need international support to succeed

    The claim that outside pressure is the same as dictating a solution is simply false. Those making such a claim must be asked why. Opposing outside influence on both Israel and the Palestinians, and claiming that any pressure is the same as imposing a solution, is a sure way to block peace, to keep Israel and the Palestinians locked in conflict, and to prevent the realization of a two-state solution.