Serious Negotiation or Nonsense?If you want to understand the real differences between the starting negotiation positions of Israel and the PA, this is the article to read.
Negotiating With NaysayersNaysaying is a tactic that has rewarded the Arabs. It is time for Israel to take a leaf out of their book and end the current farcical situation.
Jordan's Palestine ParanoiaHillary Clinton turned to Israel to get things moving again. Yet there are solutions just waiting to be implemented. Jordan is the one to turn to.
Palestine: Missing the MarkAs Beres wrote in 1989 (see Op-Ed below), the issue is not only about simply declaring a state and making demands on Israel. There are two sides to this story and only one is intransigent--and dangerous to Israel's health.
Jordan and Egypt are in DenialObama has admitted to failure in Middle East peace efforts, Mitchell is back. Maybe it is time for a change in the frozen mindset on who the negotiating partners should be and what the objectives are.
Arab Human Rights Abuse The US refused to sell arms to Egypt until 2009 because of human rights abuses until Obama changed that policy. The US has just sold arms to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. Perhaps they missed this report.
Bibi's Big BlunderBibi wants negotiations with the PA and Bibi promised to end the freeze in ten months. Are we going to be able to start building in ten months if we are in the midst of negotiations?
Palestine, Peres and PretenseThe official public commemoration service to mark Mr Rabin's death was postponed until 7 November because of inclement weather last week. This is a timely reminder of Rabin's real vision as opposed to what President Peres has in mind.
Jordan's Justifiable JittersKing Abdullah is clearly fearful that another war might break out that could involve Jordan, and even possibly lead to an attempt to overthrow his rule.
Lebanon and the UN - Lemmings or Lions?The ceasefire brokered by the United Nations in Lebanon offers possibly the last chance for political stability to be restored in Lebanon and for Lebanon to rid itself forever of forces over which it has no control.
Ending Gaza's "Humanitarian Crisis"There is a huge arsenal of weapons stored in Gaza, much of it allegedly purchased with funds provided by the international community for the specific purpose of improving the lives of the civilian population.
Olmert's Unilateralism Undermines Unity"Convergence" has already become entrenched in the international lexicon of the Middle East and in the media, although no one had heard of the word just two months ago. The use of this word masks a multi-faceted approach to singling out and victimising Jews on a scale not seen since the 1930s and 1940s.
What Sharon Didn't Tell The United NationsThe defiant words uttered by Mr. Sharon in <I>Time</I> on 17 April 1989: "Jordan is Palestine! The capital of Palestine is Amman. If Palestinian Arabs want to find their political expression, they will have to do it in Amman."
Expulsion or Evacuation?Amidst the turmoil enveloping Israel due to Disengagement, one question remains unanswered - are the Jewish communities in Gaza and northern Samaria being expelled or evacuated?
Uprooting Jews Violates International TreatiesPlans by the Israeli government to forcibly remove Jews from their homes in the West Bank and Gaza breach the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966 [Covenant], as well as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 [Convention]. Israel is a signatory to both.
Bush's Road Map Goes Nowhere30 April 2005 marks the second anniversary of the launching of the Road Map to resolve the Israeli-Arab conflict.