Reflections on the Release of Palestinian Prisoners

October 30th, 2013

Even the firmest supporters of a two state solution to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians could be forgiven for holding their noses when reading about today’s release of 26 Palestinian prisoners, all of whom had been convicted or murdering Israelis. Read More...

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Infographic: Findings of the Pew Survey of American Jews

October 11th, 2013

The recent Pew survey of American Jews has set off a flurry of conversation about the community, its opinions and its future. One clear story: American Jews are not just pro-Israel, they're also pro-peace. Read More...

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Abbas UN Speech Includes Positive Endorsement of Peace with Israel

September 26th, 2013

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the United Nations General Assembly included many positive elements, notably a strong commitment to negotiating an end to conflict based on a two-state solution in which a future Palestine would live alongside Israel. Read More...

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Oslo, 20 Years Later

September 12th, 2013

In the next month we remember two important milestones in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Tomorrow (Sept 13) marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Oslo Accords on the White House lawn. And October 6 is the 40th anniversary of the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War. Read More...

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Word on the Street: Crossroads

July 17th, 2013

As I write these words, Secretary of State John Kerry is in the midst of another Mideast trip, having spent two days in Amman meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and representatives of the Arab League. A visit to Jerusalem may come later this week. Read More...

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