Will Abbas Sell Out On Palestinian Right Of Return?

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With Statehood, Palestine Ready to End All Claims By Karin Laub, Associated Press Writer The Palestinians are ready to end all historic claims against Israel once they establish their state in the lands Israel occupied in the 1967 Mideast War, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday, addressing … [Read more...]

The Endless Game of Peace

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By Maggie Sager * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz In the newest development concerning peace negotiations between Israel and the PA, Netanyahu has offered to partially extend the fake settlement freeze in exchange for recognition of Israel's Jewish character. In a startling spectacle of rationality, the … [Read more...]

One Wall, Two People, No States: the Peace Pretense

By William A. Cook * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz "Our goal is two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security," (President Obama) such is the illusion that resurfaces to restart the peace negotiations that will stabilize the mid-east. For 63 years that "goal" has been … [Read more...]

Israel’s other “peace” plan: arm-twisting Obama

By Jonathan Cook * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz A ghost haunted the meeting of the Arab League in Libya at the weekend, as its foreign ministers decided to give a little more time to the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Ghost of Camp David That ghost was the Camp David talks of … [Read more...]

Arab regime credibility hanging by its last invisible thread

By Alan Hart * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz On 25 September I wrote a piece headlined Obama speaks at the UN… Goodbye to peace. Since then I’ve seen no need for me to contribute to the debate about the farce that President Obama’s push for peace is and was always going to be. But the Arab League’s … [Read more...]

Negotiating An Evaporating Palestine

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By Ranni Amiri * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz For 17 years they [Palestinians] negotiated with the Israeli government during settlement construction..." - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 1 October 2010 The United States-brokered peace talks between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin … [Read more...]

Nothing Has Changed Since the Yom Kippur War

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By Gideon Levy | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz The act of atonement in which we are engaged over the recently declassified documents from the Yom Kippur War is nothing but a hollow pagan ritual. Suddenly we learn that Golda Meir considered ordering an "insane" operation against Syria and said the … [Read more...]

The Impending Collapse of Israel in Palestine

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By Francis A. Boyle | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz On November 15, 1988 the Palestine National Council (P.N.C.) meeting in Algiers proclaimed the Palestinian Declaration of Independence that created the independent state of Palestine. Today the State of Palestine is bilaterally recognized de jure by … [Read more...]

Construction Fever

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By Khalid Amayreh* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz With the Arab world and Palestinian Authority seemingly caught in a spiral of weakness and vacillation, and the Obama administration unwilling or unable to pressure Israel, the Israeli government has allowed anti-peace Jewish settlers to embark on all-out … [Read more...]

Imperial Israel

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By Stephen Lendman* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz In his book "Against Empire," Michael Parenti defines imperialism as "the process whereby the dominant politico-economic interests of one nation expropriate for their own enrichment the land, labor, raw materials, and markets of another people." In a … [Read more...]

The Settlement Freeze and the Peace Process Freeze [video]

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 … [Read more...]

Peace might upend wealth of Israelis

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With the resumption of settlement construction in the West Bank yesterday, Israel's powerful settler movement hopes that it has scuttled peace talks with the Palestinians, too. It would be misleading, however, to assume that the major obstacle to the success of talks is the right-wing political ideology … [Read more...]

President Obama’s Ahistorical World

By Lawrence Davidson* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz On September 23, 2010 it was President Obama's turn to take the podium at the United Nations. There was a world of problems for him to draw on but, not unexpectedly, he chose to concentrate on the Middle East. Thus, as has been the case with almost … [Read more...]

What if Peace Talks “Succeed?”

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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?" … [Read more...]

Obama speaks at the UN… Goodbye to peace

By Alan Hart* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz On marks out of ten for his speech to the UN on the subject of ending the conflict in and over Palestine that became Israel, I’d give President Obama minus five. Earlier this month (on 4 September) I wrote a piece with the headline Obama has signalled … [Read more...]

Best option: dignified failure

By Sam Bahour* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz The entire U.S. administration's Middle East A-team--President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton, and Special Envoy Mitchell--is defying the mass majority of political analysts by dismissing the status quo in the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza Strip, and … [Read more...]

In whose name do they talk?

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Gazans share their views on the talks taking place between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. By Laila El-Haddad* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz A second round of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are taking place under the auspices of Hillary Clinton, the US secretary … [Read more...]

Hypocrisy Defined: Another Round of Peace Talks

By Stephen Lendman* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Dealing with Washington and Israel is like swimming with sharks. Get out of the water or be eaten. Achieving an equitable Israeli/Palestinian peace settlement is no more likely now than ever. Both sides know it but pretend otherwise, suggesting perhaps a … [Read more...]

Start again with a clean sheet, Palestinians

By Stuart Littlewood* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz So criminal within itself, it flinches from upholding the rule of international law. So corrupt, it happily outsources its foreign policy to terrorists in Tel Aviv. The idea that America acts as an honest broker for peace between its fellow cut-throat … [Read more...]

Fatah: Collaborationist Israeli Ally

By Stephen Lendman* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz At least since the Oslo Accords, Fatah has served Israel more than its own people. On August 25, Haaretz highlighted the latest example, headling "PA arrests dozens of Hamas, Islamic Jihad militants in West Bank," saying, a PA source confirmed dozens … [Read more...]

Hamas, don’t blow this chance

By Stuart Littlewood* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Can the resistance exploit the fake talks, re-position itself and finally "come good”? Hamas "vows to step up attacks on Israel", say reports in the western media. Reading further, we learn that this escalation is either "a natural response to … [Read more...]

US Hamas policy blocks Middle East peace [Must read]

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By Henry Siegman* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Introduction Failed bilateral talks over these past 16 years have shown that a Middle East peace accord can never be reached by the parties themselves. Israeli governments believe they can defy international condemnation of their illegal colonial … [Read more...]

Israel and Palestine: A true one-state solution

By George Bisharat* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz "Where is the Palestinian Mandela?" pundits occasionally ask. But after these latest Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington fail -- as they inevitably will -- the more pressing question may be: "Where is the Israeli de Klerk?" Will an Israeli … [Read more...]

Mitchell hoping for a quick-fix fake peace?

For real peace he must bang heads together at the United Nations to finish their unfinished business By Stuart Littlewood* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz On the eve of the silliest peace talks in history, the big question is this. What makes Obama's envoy George Mitchell, a negotiator of high repute, … [Read more...]