Return to the 1947 Partition Line

BY FRANK MEIR LOEWENBERG, WINNIPEG JEWISH REVIEW— A demand to implement the UN Partition Plan of 1947 is one of the options the Palestinians are studying in the wake of Washington’s decision to veto their request for statehood in September, according to Nabil Shaath, ex-Palestinian Foreign Minister and now Fatah commissioner for international relations.  He…

PM lobbies world envoys against Palestinian statehood bid

BY HERB KEINON, JPOST— Israel is prepared to make concessions, but the Palestinians have shown no indication of a willingness on their own for compromise, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Monday to a group of 18 ambassadors to Washington from Asian, European, African and Latin American countries who don’t usually vote for Israel at the UN.…

The Palestinians' Imaginary State

BY STEVEN J. ROSEN, FOREIGN POLICY— In a few weeks, an overwhelming majority in the United Nations General Assembly will likely vote for collective recognition of a Palestinian state. But which Palestinian state? Of the three Palestinian states the assembly could recognize, two are real and arguably could meet the requirements for statehood. But it…

Israel Bows to Obama’s 1967 Borders Pressure

BY DAVID HORNICK, FRONTPAGEMAG.COM— Media reports quote anonymous Israeli officials saying Israel has decided, after all, to negotiate a two-state arrangement with the Palestinians based on the 1967 borders. The reports have a certain shock value; reading between the lines, the shock dissipates somewhat. AP calls it a “dramatic policy shift” and cites a report…

Arab League likely to turn to UN Security Council for Palestinian statehood

BY SHLOMO SHAMIR, HAARETZ The Arab League is likely to approve a proposal on Wednesday to turn to the United Nations Security Council in a bid to secure Palestinian statehood, according to UN officials. The Arab League will convene in Doha on Wednesday to formulate a final proposal between the league and the Palestinian Authority…

IDF rearms ahead of Palestinian state bid

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— The Israeli army (IDF) has been busy procuring new weapons for its soldiers in preparation for the aftermath of the Palestinian Authority’s unilateral statehood bid in September. It is widely expected that after the Palestinians petition the UN to recognize a Palestinian mass popular violence will break out against Israel.…