The Palestinian campaign to delegitimize Israel

BY JONATHAN SCHANZER AND DAVID BARNETT, NATIONAL INTEREST— Israeli envoy Isaac Molho met Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat recently for the third time in the new year. The talks, widely praised across the international community, have been billed as a much-needed jumpstart for negotiations between the two sides. But they are actually a distraction from the…

A two-state solution, for England and Scotland

BY MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— Earlier this week, British Prime Minister David Cameron took a highly unusual step. Meeting with visiting PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of Her Majesty’s Government departed from the usual diplomatic blather and went out of his way to underline his insistence on a two- state solution for the Israel- Palestinian…

'Root of conflict is refusal to accept Jewish state'

BY JPOST— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reiterated on Wednesday that the root cause of the Israeli Palestinian conflict is “the persistent (Palestinian) refusal to accept a Jewish state within any boundaries.” Speaking at a synagogue in the Netherlands during a visit to the country, the prime minister recalled that Israel places no preconditions on the…

Israel, Palestinian envoys to hold talks in Jordan on Tuesday

BY REUTERS— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s personal emissary Yitzhak Molcho and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat will meet in Amman on Tuesday in a bid to restart stalled Middle East peace negotiations. The meeting will be hosted by Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh. Judeh and representatives of the Middle East Quartet – the United States,…