PM mulling new initiative on Palestinian statehood

BY HERB KEINON, JPOST The current instability in the region, coupled with the continued refusal of the Palestinians to negotiate, will likely lead to an Israeli initiative to move the diplomatic process forward, senior government officials said Tuesday. The officials said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was contemplating a phased approach “that will lead us…

'Popular Uprising' Does Not Imply Democratic Republic

BY NICOLE BRACKMAN AND ASAF ROMIROWSKY, PAJAMAS MEDIA Recent turmoil in the Middle East has focused the world’s attention on the disintegration of several of that region’s worst autocratic dictatorships. “Popular uprising,” “liberalism,” and “democracy” sound like movements the U.S. and the West should support; however, when coming out of the Arab world — with…