Posts Tagged ‘2 state-solution’


The empty talk of two states

editor 12 March 2018

By Jonathan S. Tobin.. Time was, the endorsement of a two-state solution by the executive director of AIPAC wouldn’t have been news…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. But when Howard Kohr told those who gathered for the group’s annual conference on Monday (March 5, 2018) that the organization still believes in a vision of two states for two peoples, it was considered significant. Kohr understood that affirming the pro-Israel lobby’s stance in favor of what has long been considered the only rational solution to the conflict makes sense even if there is little reason to believe in the peace process right now. [Photo top right: IPAC CEO Howard Kohr addressing the 2018 AIPAC policy conference on March 4 | Credit: AIPAC].  (more…)


Nikki Haley to Top Palestinian Negotiator: I Will Not Shut Up

editor 26 February 2018

By Michael Wilner.. “I assure you that [the current] path will get the Palestinian people exactly nowhere toward the achievement of their aspirations.” United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley had strong words for top Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat on Monday (February 19, 2018): “I will not shut up.” Her remarks, made at a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York, were a firm response to comments made by Erekat earlier this month, in which he called her “impudent” and told her to “shut up” regarding her criticisms of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. (more…)


Abbas travels to Moscow in bid to circumvent US as main Mideast peace brokers

editor 20 February 2018

By JNS.. Abbas sees Russia as an emerging power in the Middle East, and hopes that Russia together with other international powers can serve as brokers of an arrangement that will deliver a Palestinian state. Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas traveled Russia on Monday (February 12, 2018), in an attempt to boost the standing of the Palestinian Authority and gain backing for a Palestinian state from Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the wake of deteriorating relations between Palestinians and the current U.S. administration. [Photo top right: Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow, on April 07, 2009. Photo by Dmitry Azarov / Flash90].  (more…)


UNRWA: the Greatest Obstacle to Peace

editor 16 February 2018

By Gregg Roman – Israel Hayom.. U.S. President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address (January 30, 2018), alongside reports that his administration intends to put an end to the problematic definition of Palestinian refugeeism by which descendants of refugees are also granted refugee status, constitutes an important turning point in efforts to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (more…)


An Open Letter to the Foreign Minister of Slovenia

editor 3 February 2018

By David Harris.. Dear Minister Erjavec,

You are on record as calling for your country to unilaterally recognize a Palestinian state as soon as possible.

In doing so, you said that you believe this will advance the prospects for peace in the region. But as a long-time supporter of the quest for a two-state agreement, I would respectfully ask you to reconsider your position. This is neither the time nor the way to move the parties closer to an accord. To the contrary, it will only make a daunting challenge still more so. [Photo top right: European Union flags in front of the European Commission building in Brussels. Photo: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons].  (more…)


Abbas Tears Off The Mask

editor 19 January 2018

By Melanie Phillips.. For years, America, Britain and the EU have insisted that Mahmoud Abbas is a moderate and a statesman-in-waiting who deserves to be rewarded with a state of Palestine. For years, they have insisted that he is prepared to live alongside the state of Israel. For years, they have blamed Israel for intransigence in not believing this and thus not agreeing to give him land that they thought he would use to threaten the lives of its citizens. (more…)


Netanyahu Blasts Abbas Speech: He Revealed Truth About Conflict and Did Israel a Service

editor 17 January 2018

By Noa Landau.. Speaking to reporters while visiting India, Netanyahu says he supports economic relief for Gaza; on Iran, the prime minister warns West: Last chance to fix nuclear deal. NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s comments that Israel killed the Oslo accords by saying that his remarks did Israel a service. Netanyahu, speaking to Israeli journalists in his entourage during his visit to India, also said that he supports economic relief for the Gaza Strip. (more…)


Mass Arab Emigration to Jordan Would Solve Israel’s Palestinian Problem, Suggests Conference

editor 1 November 2017

By Eliana Rudee..“On that day Hashem made a covenant with Avram, saying, ‘To your offspring I assign this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates.’” Genesis 15:18. “Everybody knows that Jordan is a Palestinian State,” said MK Yehudah Glick at the Jordanian Option Conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday (October 17, 2017). Nearly every other speaker at the conference agreed that the Jordan ‘option’ is a satisfactory solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. [Photo top right: MK Yehudah Glick speaks at the Jordanian Option Conference in Jerusalem, October 17, 2017. (Eliana Rudee/Breaking Israel News)].  (more…)


King Abdullah’s Everyday Lies

editor 20 September 2017

By Elder of Ziyon.. This interview with Jordan’s King Abdullah — from the Petra News Agency (and posted on the Jordanian embassy’s website) — is clearly meant for an American audience:
Jordan News Agency: Your Majesty, when it comes to the Palestinian issue, have there been genuine international efforts to bring the Palestinians and the Israelis back to the negotiating table? [Photo top right: US Vice President Mike Pence and Jordan’s King Abdullah. Photo: Twitter/Vice President Pence.] (more…)


Netanyahu’s Party Passes Resolution Permanently Nixing Two-State Solution

editor 27 July 2017

By JNI Media.. On Tuesday night (July 25, 2017), Minister Ze’ev Elkin, who is the head of the Likud politburo, passed a resolution opposing the establishment of a Palestinian state west of the Jordan River – ever. The resolution passed by a vote of 33 to two, and calls on Likud officials to vigorously oppose political initiatives such as the ones being pushed by Saudi Arabia and France aimed at returning to the 1967 borders, uprooting settlements, dividing Jerusalem and returning refugees. [Photo top right: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) sits next to fellow Likud party member Zeev Elkin during a Likud faction meeting at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament on November 10, 2014. (Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)].  (more…)


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