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Five reasons not to support Palestinian unilateralism

On Wednesday, Jordan submitted to the UN a resolution on behalf of the Palestinians that calls for the complete withdrawal of Israel from the West Bank by 2016. This is...

Ceasefire deconstructed

24 hour ceasefire? 72 hour? Indefinite? At long last, after several shorter ones, and long negotiations, it seems that Israel and Hamas have reached a long-term...

Unsuccessful escape

Sometimes, as hard as you try, you just can’t escape. I don’t know about you, but one of the reasons I take vacations is to ‘get away from it all.’ My recent...

Principle or pretext?

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has a fundamental problem with acknowledging Israel as a Jewish state — so much so that he’s willing to forfeit...

Benjamin Netanyahu, left; Mahmoud Abbas

Don’t mess with the pied piper

One thing that really struck us during last week’s proceedings at the UN was how little respect the Palestinian leadership has for the United States. Earlier last...

Coming tomorrow: the State of Palestine

Tomorrow, on November 29, the UN General Assembly will vote on making Palestine a non-member observer state. By all counts, the vote will pass. Much like in regards to...

Does it matter if Palestinians are an ‘invented’ people?

At the tail-end of last year, grabbing attention and making headlines – something of utmost importance in a primary campaign – Newt Gingrich reignited and brought to...

Abraham must be rolling in his grave (literally!)

Sixty-four years ago, on November 29, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 181, more commonly referred to as the Partition Plan. Under the plan, the new states [of...

Dangerous words indeed

“But beyond that, Obama’s statement was irresponsible on so many levels. He handed, on a golden platter, a ‘non-negotiable’ to the Palestinian...

How scared should we be of UN Resolution 377?

According to Israeli journalist and Middle East analyst Gil Yaron the Palestinian game plan is as follows. Come September, the PA will put a resolution in front of the...