The Israel/Palestine Peace Farce Drags On and On

By: Tuesday August 13, 2013 6:12 pm

I’ve been covering the Israel/Palestine for well over a decade now and one would think I’d be inured to the farcical actions by now…! But, once again, my jaw hit the desk with this bit of news…

The Two-State Solution is Dead. Long Live the Two-State Solution

By: Monday March 25, 2013 7:35 am

This diary is a preliminary attempt to specify a general conviction of mine that the way forward in the Middle and North Africa region (MENA) is through cooperation between the “democratic” secular movements and the Moderate Islamist movements (Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Tunisia’s Ennahda Party, and Hamas in occupied Palestine), and that this understanding is something U.S. progressives should support.

The title refers to one possible element of the specification. Given that the idea of a two-state solution, meaning Israel and a secular Palestine has become a mere fantasy that no longer has a realistic possibility of implementation, perhaps Fatah and Hamas can finally realize that it is vital for them to settle their differences, and come to an understanding on international issues to struggle for, of which one element might be a new two-state proposal.

Misreading of Obama Middle East Speech Confirmed By Leaders in the Middle East

By: Saturday May 21, 2011 5:00 pm

If you listen to non-Likudniks in the region, you would know that Obama’s speech was actually far more deferential to Israel, and inspired more disappointment than anything else in the Arab world. This has not been a feature of the debate in this country.

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