On Threat of BDS, Don’t Shoot the Messenger

February 4th, 2014

Recent criticism from some in Israel and the United States of Secretary of State John Kerry for warning that Israel will face a strong boycott and disinvestment movement if his current peace initiative fails is profoundly misguided and misplaced. Read More...

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The Surprisingly Practical Mahmoud Abbas

December 10th, 2013

Mahmoud Abbas is full of surprises. His latest fan is Labor MK Omer Bar-Lev, who, after a meeting last week in Ramallah, said that the Palestinian president “presented his position [on Israeli security] with a frankness I have not yet heard from a leader in the Arab world.” Bar-Lev concluded, “There is someone to talk to and plenty to talk about.” Read More...

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Dragon of Israeli Right-Wing Incitement May be Stirring Again

October 31st, 2013

In the run-up to the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on Nov. 4 1995, the country was witness to a vicious campaign of ultra-nationalist incitement against him and his government, given religious justification by some rabbis and abetted by senior opposition leaders including Benjamin Netanyahu. Read More...

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Livni Urges J Street to Speak Out

September 28th, 2013

“Yes, we can love Israel and at the same time fight for peace,” Israeli Justice Minister and chief peace negotiator Tzipi Livni declared to thousands of J Street supporters on opening night. “Those who love Israel must search for peace.” Read More...

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Word on the Street: Israeli Election Edition

January 10th, 2013

With fewer than two weeks before the Israeli election, it looks as though Benjamin Netanyahu will almost certainly continue as prime minister – but little else is clear. It seems as if right-wing forces opposed to a two-state solution will gain strength, but so will supporters of a peace deal with a Palestinian state. Above all, we don’t know if the next government will be the most right-wing coalition in Israel’s history or if Netanyahu will try to construct an alliance of the center-right. Read More...

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