Welcome to State of Palestine

By ASAF ROMIROWSKY, YNET— Nationalism and peoplehood are just part of the ingredients of statehood, or rather state building. Pronouncing their existence does not actually connote that the work is actually being done. The best illustration of this imaginary state is the newly inaugurated Palestinian one, as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas officially changed his government’s…

The insanity of a two state solution

By VICTOR SHARPE, The phrase “Two State Solution” in referring to the Israel-Palestinian conflict has been embraced by politicians and journalists alike, repeated endlessly, and touted as the panacea for a “just and equitable” solution to the dispute. But it is based on erroneous geography and history; on a mixture of wishful thinking, naiveté and…

According to International Law: Is Israel Illegal?

By SHIRA SORKO-RAM, MAOZ— There is one phrase that every media network in the world knows and uses – “occupied territory.” This phrase shapes the orientation and perspective of literally the entire world. In its truest definition/meaning/understanding, occupied Palestinian territory means Israel is illegally occupying land belonging to someone else. In other words Israel is…

What should Israel do?

By YORAM ETTINGER, ISRAEL HAYOM— The November 29, 2012 U.N. vote to upgrade the Palestinian Authority to a “nonmember observer state” — in violation of the 1993 Oslo Accords — was an expected derivative of Israel’s policy toward the PA since 1993 — critical concessions, retreats, indecisiveness, submission to pressure and appeasement. What has Israel…