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    Five Takeaways from the US-Israel MOU

    On Wednesday Israel and the United States finally signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), committing the United States to provide Israel with $38 billion…

    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.

    Old Settlement Wine in New Peacemaking Bottles

    Settlements are not a fait accompli, but an Israeli gain for which the Palestinians much be compensated fairly, and not merely by Israel agreeing to meet its pre-existing commitments, as Netanyahu is now offering. Anything less would merely reinforce the current dynamic of Israeli impunity, and further entrench the one-state reality.

    Elliott Abrams’ Shell Game on Settlements

    Elliiott Abrams is responsible for some of the greatest foreign policy fiascos in American history, continues to be considered a legitimate source for foreign policy analysis. Here, I examine closely his recent apparent shift in position on settlements and find it’s no change at all.

    Congress Moves to Protect Israeli Settlements

    Congress, in a very bi-partisan fashion, is siding with the most anti-Israel elements of the BDS movement who also see the West Bank, Israel and Gaza as a single state, under Israeli rule and therefore an apartheid state.

    Bibi and Buji: A Bad Union

    Israeli unity government: Bad for Israel, Bad for the Palestinians, Bad for America, Bad for Peace

    Places vs. Spaces for Palestinians and Jews

    Most Israelis can literally not imagine the pain of giving up attachments to places as part of building an attachment to a space. Most Palestinians can only understand the Israeli demand that such attachments be explicitly abandoned as reflecting the brutality and inhumanity they have come to associate with Jewish power in the space of Palestine.