Shibley Telhami: Would Israelis and Palestinians Support a Realistic Peace Deal?

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By Shibley Telhami Introduction In July of 2013, the government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority agreed to begin a nine- month period of talks, under U.S. sponsorship, to see if agreement could be achieved on a basic framework for a final settlement of the Israel-Palestinian conflict. One of the major questions lying behind the talks is: what will be the … [Read more...]

Geneva-Iran, Geneva-Syria: Why not a Geneva conference for Palestine?

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It's time to officially accept the reality: A nuclear occupying power like Israel is comfortable in the current setting of negotiations. By Muhammad Shtayyeh The decision to accept the two-state solution was not easy for the people of Palestine. Our declaration of independence in 1988 - the acceptance of a State of Palestine on the 1967 border - was a huge and … [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 non-government constituencies within the United States have the ability to … [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 ago, the PLO Central Council approved the Oslo Accord with the … [Read more...]