Netanyahu Cuts Relations with Palestine; Can It Survive?

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It was not the step of a democratic leader asking the people for approval on the sharp shift of policies he desires. By Roi Tov § Sabbah Report § On April 8, 2014, Netanyahu cut relations with Palestine. It was not the step of a powerful leader standing in front of the people and announcing a policy … [Read more...]

If Kerry fails, what then?

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Suppose the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, fails to cajole the Israeli and Palestinian leaders into finally ending their conflict. What would happen next? By Sam Bahour and Tony Klug - Sabbah Report § A tsunami of pent-up animosities is likely to be unleashed, with each side holding the other … [Read more...]

How to keep the Palestinian cause alive

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By Alan Hart - Sabbah Report § The headline over a presentation by Jews for Justice for Palestinians of the text of a talk given by Norman Finkelstein to a number of British universities in mid-March was The End of Palestine? It’s time to sound an alarm. The purpose of this article is to do just … [Read more...]

Peace Process Hypocrisy

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By Stephen Lendman - Sabbah Report § Sunday so-called Israeli/Palestinian/US peace talks ended in failure. More on this below. Fact: Washington is no honest broker! Fact: It never was! Fact: It's not one now! Fact: Longstanding US policy one-sidedly favors Israel! Fact: Both countries … [Read more...]

It’s the Palestinians’ fault, let them pay

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This cynical and useless game, whose only purpose is to prove again that the occupied ones are to blame, will end in bloodshed. By Gideon Levy - Sabbah Report § Occasionally the chutzpah of the Americans, and even of the Israelis, believe it or not, reaches still newer heights. This can be seen in the … [Read more...]

When the peace process grinds to a halt, what then?

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For the first time since the US launched the Middle East peace talks last summer, the Palestinian leadership may be sensing it has a tiny bit of leverage. Barack Obama met the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Washington last week in what Palestinian officials called a “candid and difficult” meeting. The … [Read more...]

Advancing the Kerry Peace Process [Podcast]

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The Middle East Institute presents a discussion about the current status of the peace process and the challenges it face. The talk feature three peace process experts - Daniel Levy, Aaron David Miller, and Shibley Telhami - who analyzes the obstacles and opportunities and assess the next steps key actors … [Read more...]

Such A Deal – Palestinians Should Walk Away

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By Philip Giraldi - Sabbah Report Australian-American former Ambassador Martin Indyk is the lead negotiator for Secretary of State John Kerry’s Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative. He heads a nearly all-Jewish American negotiating team, including David Makovsky, a “mapping expert” from the American Israel … [Read more...]

Palestinians Lose Again

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Obama Can’t Do Multitasking Though the President of the United States is responsible for the management of the nation’s foreign policy he hardly has a free hand. Congress has increasingly been playing a role utilizing its power to legislate and also its control over the federal budget while various … [Read more...]

20 Years of Talks: Keeping Palestinians Occupied

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Remembering the destruction of yet another Palestinian family's home in the West Bank yesterday, which adds to the 15,000 destroyed since 1993, the infographic 20 Years of Talks: Keeping Palestinians Occupied focuses on the reality of ongoing demolitions and settlements behind the peace talks. Twenty years … [Read more...]

Sham Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks Continue

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Palestinians never had a legitimate peace partner. They have none now. Decades of talks went nowhere. Oslo was unconditional surrender. So were Oslo II, Wye River, Camp David, Taba, Bush's Road Map, Annapolis, and other negotiating rounds. Israel demands things its way. So does America. They're all take … [Read more...]

Two-State Solution or Illusion?

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The Two-State Solution Peter Beinart is a “liberal Zionist” who has written a piece in the New York Review of Books of 26 September 2013 entitled “The American Jewish Cocoon.” In this essay he laments, “The organized Jewish community [is] a closed intellectual space.” By this he means that most American … [Read more...]

Why Israel-Palestine Peace Process Failed

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It’s unclear when it died, but it’s most definitely dead. The Israeli-Palestinian "peace process" was born with a fatal flaw, and its defects have been on full display in recent weeks as Israel conducted yet another war on Gaza, and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) sought—and won—upgraded status at … [Read more...]

A Palestine That Israelis Can’t See

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How Does an Unsustainable Situation Keep On Going? The status quo in Palestine and Israel is unsustainable. Anyone involved in the reality on the ground in this part of the world knows this for a fact. As such, one can view the current Palestinian bid to the United Nations General Assembly for non-member … [Read more...]

Come back President Carter!

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While Obama and Romney were making their final preparations for their final debate, Carter was in Israel, working for peace. The third and final debate between President Obama and challenger Romney was so lacking in real and relevant substance about foreign affairs that I had to struggle, several times, … [Read more...]

Palestine: One or Two State Solution?

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by Stephen Lendman | Sabbah Report: http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=14125 Opinions vary. Why isn't clear. Years ago, two states were possible. No longer. Israel controls over half the West Bank and much of East Jerusalem. More is added daily. When completed, the apartheid wall will control over 10% of … [Read more...]