Clinton: Israel to blame if talks collapse

by Stan Goodenough   It suited the twisted political purposes of Israel’s extreme leftist newspaper, Ha’aretz, to headline its top story Tuesday morning with the warning voiced by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the night before. Boarding her flight to the Middle East to chair the much-anticipated renewal of negotiations between Israel and the…

The ‘two-state’ delusion

by George Will, JewishWorldReview.com ‘Twas a famous victory for diplomacy when, in 1991 in Madrid, Israelis and Palestinians, orchestrated by the United States, at last engaged in direct negotiations. Almost a generation later, U.S. policy has succeeded in prodding the Palestinians away from their recent insistence on “proximity talks” — in which they have talked…

Palestinians oppose ending Israel's 'occupation!'

by J.D.Halevi, Jerusalem Post The Palestinians want to keep the lava of the refugee problem at full boil. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s plan to assist the Gaza Strip in becoming an independent entity has encountered wall-to-wall Palestinian opposition. The dual-headed Palestinian regime in Ramallah (Fatah) and in the Gaza Strip (Hamas) totally rejects Lieberman’s proposal…

Clarity on negotiations

by Bennie Begin The Palestinians are after a ‘two-stage solution’ and not a two-state solution. There is no other rational explanation for the total, vehement rejection of the far-reaching proposals by two previous Israeli governments.  Under the banner of the 2008 Annapolis process, the Israeli government and the PLO leadership failed to reach a lasting…