The replacement of Tillerson with Mike Pompeo as secretary of state could harden America’s posture toward Iran, and improve bilateral diplomatic ties.
“Hamas praises the killers and PA laws will provide them financial rewards. Look no further to why there is no peace.”
Mideast negotiators Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt prepare a peace plan that moves goalposts sharply in Israel’s favor, unless Trump sabotages it.
J Street accused the Trump team of “dangerous ignorance about the nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and what it will take to end it.”
It’s a dilemma many left-wing Jewish activists are facing these days: How should doves deal with President Donald Trump’s pivot to Middle East peacemaking? Can the same activists who fought fiercely against Trump’s election and who oppose almost everything he stands for embrace the president’s effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
As the impasse between Israel and the Palestinians drags on, alternative plans for peace abound.
With every stabbing and every martyr paid by the Palestinian leadership, those in Israel seeking peace look more foolish and unrealistic.
In my many public engagements, interactions, lectures and discussions, I have gained important insights on why the Israeli public is reluctant to engage in a serious peace process
In his remaining days, the key question for the Obama White House should be whether any action—whether a speech, unilateral recognition, or a U.N. resolution—will make it more or less difficult for the next president to continue peacemaking, since a meaningful renewal of the process is impossible before Inauguration Day, says Jonathan Greenblatt.
Some in the administration have acknowledged that Israeli settlement activity on the ground has created a “de facto annexation” of the West Bank by Israel.