Obama and Palestinian Unity

Palestinian state
Last week there was some progress toward peace in the Middle East. Unfortunately, that progress wasn’t made between Israel and Palestinians seeking to create a two-state solution that would end…
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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Shimon Peres
A week after Shimon Peres was buried, the tributes for the last of Israel’s founders have ceased, but the vitriol from the Arab world continues. Rather than praise the man…
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Why Abbas Won’t Accept Bibi’s Offer

Abbas
During his address to the United Nations General Assembly that seemed largely a challenge to the organization’s legitimacy—he described its organs as s a “moral farce,” a “disgrace,” a “joke” and a “circus”—Israeli…
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Does Abbas’s KGB Past Matter?

KGB
Palestinian Authority officials were crying smear yesterday about the report broadcast on Israel’s Channel 1 that PA leader Mahmoud Abbas was a Soviet mole. The information comes from an archive…
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Abbas Sues History. Not a Parody.

Balfour Declaration
This week, the leaders of the Palestinian Authority decided to take action. It wasn’t to reform their corrupt government, make progress toward genuine peace, or anything else that might improve…
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Why Fayyad Will Fail Again

Salam Fayyad
Once upon a time, there was a moderate Palestinian leader who pointed the way toward genuine peace with Israel as well as democracy and development for the Palestinians. His name…
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No Peace with Blood Libels

blood libels
A day after Palestinian Authority leader repeated an obvious blood libel while speaking to the European Union Parliament, Mahmoud Abbas’s office walked it back. After giving the matter some thought,…
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