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Opinion: What “Destruction of Israel”?

Opinion: What “Destruction of Israel”?

When, in response to the threat of potential Palestinian reconciliation and unity, the Israeli government suspended “negotiations” with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on April 24 (five days before they were due to terminate in any event), Israeli Prime...
Opinion: Give Democracy in Palestine a Chance

Opinion: Give Democracy in Palestine a Chance

In an opinion article entitled “Israel Should Annul the Oslo Accords,” which was published on September 21 in the New York Times, Israeli deputy defense minister Danny Danon offered his own vision—presumably not radically inconsistent with that of his prime...
Opinion: The Essential Catalyst

Opinion: The Essential Catalyst

On July 30, after preliminary talks about talks in Washington DC, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that “sustained, continuous and substantive negotiations” between Israelis and Palestinians “to achieve a final status agreement” would commence within two weeks....