Israel IS to blame

by Stan Goodenough As inevitably they must, they will fail. In anticipation, the Obama administration is preparing to lay the blame at Israel’s door. What they are already saying, is that the talks disintegrated because Israel insisted on building “Jewish settlements” on “occupied Arab lands.” For the first time I find myself partially in agreement…

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…

Israel and Palestinians clash over agenda for Sharm peace talks

by Avi Issacharoff, Barak Ravid and Natasha Mozgovaya – Haaretz Israel and the Palestinians are at odds over which subjects will open their next round of peace talks, set to start Tuesday in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to begin with security arrangements, recognition of Israel as a Jewish state and…

The same old Netanyahu

by David Isaac, ShmuelKatz.com In her recent column in The Jerusalem Post, “The New Netanyahu?”, Caroline Glick writes, “The most distressing aspect of Netanyahu’s enthusiastic participation in a process the Israeli public rationally opposes is that it is him doing it.” Caroline Glick, today’s most insightful columnist on the subject of Israel, has been uncharacteristically slow…

Oren: Israel is offering gestures, not a freeze extension

by Hilary Leila Krieger Israel is offering the Palestinians gestures in place of extending the settlement moratorium in hopes of keeping them in peace negotiations once the freeze expires, Israel’s top US envoy said Friday. Both Israelis and Palestinians are anxious to avoid being blamed for sabotaging direct talks which started just Thursday. Palestinian Authority…