Abbas Seen as Ready to Seek Mideast Pact on His Own – NYT

Only direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians will produce a viable and lasting peace. Relying on the UN or other NGO’s to press Israel for concessions has neither worked in the past nor work in the present. In fact, such course harms the effort of creating a two-state solution.

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Is a Gaza “Marshall Plan” the key to future peace?

Defeat for Hamas, devastation for Gaza | The Times of Israel.     Tags: gaza, Israel, Marshall plan, Palestinians

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BtS Podcast – The Summer of Sirens: Israel and the Middle East

BtS podcast with Dr. Ken Stein, who discusses the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas as well as provides an overall understanding of the complex issues facing the Middle East.

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BtS Radio – The Summer of Sirens: Israel and the Middle East

Noted Middle East expert Dr. Ken Stein joins Between the Synapse Radio to discuss the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas as well as the region as a whole.

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I don’t always agree with Elliot Abrams, but in this case, I do…

Elliot Abrams breaks down the central cause of Obama’s Mid East policy failures and it has nothing to do with his sympathies. Ignorance and arrogance, however, play a very large role.

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IF IT WERE ABOUT SETTLEMENTS, THIS DISPUTE WOULD HAVE BEEN SETTLED LONG AGO -Obama has doubled down on a failed strategy

President Obama’s speech yesterday at the State Department not only failed to reset American Middle East Policy on stronger and more thoughtful footing, but by utilizing new terminology vis-à-vis the border issues between Israel and […]

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Keep ’em Talking – Analysis of Direct Israeli – Palestinian Authority Talks

After Bush 43 took office, Dennis Ross, a twelve year steward of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process who served both Bush 41 and Clinton, found himself out of the official loop. He used his time wisely; […]

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After 52 years, Palestinians can now work in Lebanon

NEWS FLASH: After denying Palestinians fundamental rights for over 52 years, the Lebanese government just passed legislation allowing Palestinians to work and purchase property in Lebanon.  See NYT 8/18/10 Lebanon Tags: Lebanon, Middle East, Palestinians

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