Can the old leadership really lead the Palestinians to freedom from occupation, justice for the refugees and equal rights for the Palestinian citizens of Israel? Can it take advantage of the ICC and ICJ, and other UN conventions and bodies to protect its waters, airspace and people? The jury is out.
Berman’s resolution reveals the glaring disconnect between what knee-jerk pro-Israel Representatives think is good for America and Israel, on the one hand, and reality on the other. They share this mental state with the State Department, whose meaningless mantra that only “direct negotiations can lead to comprehensive peace” is copiously quoted in the resolution.
Abbas is certainly at a crossroads. Will he go down in history as the great liberator or a big loser? The United States appears intent on making him a loser, pushing him to restart direct talks with Israel even though there is no indication that this time would be any different than the past 19 years.
With Michele Dunne, Nadia Hijab and Daniel Levy. On or about Sept. 26 the Israeli government’s declared settlement moratorium came to an end. This has been identified as a major obstacle in the nascent peace talks. The moratorium has been incomplete and settlement construction has continued in many areas despite the so-called “freeze.” As settlers… Read More »
How can Palestinians ensure their rights are protected and fulfilled if an agreement is reached? By Nadia Hijab* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Overview Many commentators expect the direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians to fail. But there is a much worse scenario: What if they “succeed?” The United States appears determined to push for… Read More »