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Posts Tagged ‘Palestinian Authority’

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Essay: Overriding Obstacle

Palestinians stymie their statehood bid by delegitimizing Israel. The vaunted two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict hinges on a joint willingness to negotiate, compromise and truly change. Desirable as that solution is, it will remain a pipedream without a concurrent shift in attitude and action by both sides. A new dynamic could derive from coexistence…

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Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat shake hands in from of President Bill Clinton at the White House after signing the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement (Oslo II).

Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement Is Signed

September 28, 1995 The Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement, sometimes referred to as Oslo II, is signed by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat in a ceremony at the White House. The agreement established the Palestinian Authority as an elected, self-governing body to oversee Palestinian interests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Its…

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Letters – September 27, 2018

End To Palestinian Aid Is Short-Sighted Thank you for publishing Neri Zilber’s thoughtful commentary, “Why Are Some Israelis Worried About Cuts to Palestinian Aid?” (Sept. 13, 2018). The author presents a very measured, objective analysis of why the Trump administration’s current policy is causing great concern among many Israeli security officials who understand that when…

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Jerusalem

Essay: Transformative Moment?

Without sweeping change, Palestinian culture won’t permit making peace with Israel. It’s stereotypical and wrong to suggest all Palestinians are morally bankrupt. Still, legions of ordinary Palestinians have been poisoned by a raging culture of anti-Zionist venom spewed by many in positions of power. In a compelling commentary released by Jewish News Syndicate, Stephen Flatow,…

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the official opening ceremony of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. To his left is U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

U.S. Officially Opens Embassy In Jerusalem

Above: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the official opening ceremony of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. To his left is U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. JNS Staff The United States officially opened its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, fulfilling a key promise made by President Donald Trump.…

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Opinion Counterpoint: Natalie Portman’s Act Of ‘Love’ (And Darkness)

Above: Portman and Peres Editor’s Note: Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman backed out of a major award ceremony meant to honor her in Jerusalem, with her representatives citing her distress over “recent events” in Israel. She later issued a statement saying that her objection was to the scheduled presence of the Israeli prime minister at the ceremony.…

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Letters – May 3, 2018

Reaction to “Some Uncomfortable Gaza Truths” I just completed reading the article by Michael Koplow (April 19, page 8). If ever there was a far-left-wing piece of work, this was it. I am an independent. I have no tolerance for those on the far right nor on the far left. This article, for the most…

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Demographic Deceit

Fudging population numbers discredits Palestinian cause. One moment, the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, sits stunned by Arab claims that there’s population parity between Jews and Arabs west of the Jordan River. The next, such demographic saber-rattling is authoritatively rebuked. Still, the matter of demographics within the contours of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains. Demographic chicanery seems a…

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