The Palestinians: What Is the Difference Between Direct, Indirect and Parallel Talks?

by Khaled Abu Toameh, Hudson Institute It seems that the US Administration does not believe that the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah is serious when it says that it cannot make any concessions to Israel, especially with regards to core issues such as settlements and the “right of return” for Palestinian refugees. Americans need to listen…

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'Israel Needs To Free Itself From Its Oslo State Of Mind'

An Interview With Ambassador Yoram Ettinger by Sara Lehmann, The Jewish Press Widely recognized as an expert on Mideast politics and U.S.-Israel relations, Ambassador Yoram Ettinger advocates for Israel on both sides of the Atlantic, advising members of the Israeli Cabinet and Knesset and regularly briefing American legislators. Ettinger has served as minister for congressional…

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Bringing down Bibi

by Caroline Glick, JPost Over the past week, two writers published columns in foreign newspapers. One received wall-to-wall coverage in Israel. The other was completely ignored. The contrasting fortunes of the articles are a key to understanding the central challenges to Israel’s democratic order. Last Friday, Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian Authority’s chief peace negotiator with…

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US and Israel disagree on Iran

by Debkafile The Obama administration and the Netanyahu government have fallen out on issues relating to Israeli security and current estimates of where the Iranian nuclear program stands, debkafile’s military and Washington sources report. Defense Minister Ehud Barak put his foot down Wednesday, Dec. 15, when the president’s Special Adviser on the Middle East Dennis…

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The Palestinians are the real obstacle to peace

by Moshe Ya’alon, Foreign Policy The Middle East peace process is once again stalled, while Palestinian leaders sadly continue to propagate the myth that Israeli construction impedes progress. Only last Friday, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said in Washington that “the Israeli government had a choice between settlements and peace, and they chose settlements.” Unfortunately, what…

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One that calls for a response

Howard Berman, the Chairman of the House’s Foreign Affairs Committee said: “The US reaffirms its strong support for a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”… “The US reaffirms strong opposition to any attempt to establish or seek recognition of a Palestinian state outside of an agreement negotiated between Israel and the Palestinians,”… that real and…

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Stuxnet virus sets back Iran's computer program 2 years

by Yaakov Katz, Jerusalem Post The Stuxnet virus, which has attacked Iran’s nuclear facilities and which Israel is suspected of creating, has set back the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program by two years, a top German computer consultant who was one of the first experts to analyze the program’s code told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.…

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B'tayavon: Cauliflower like you've never had it before

*My friend Courtney (a fellow food lover) shared this recipe with me and now I’m paying it forward to you. Cauliflower isn’t usually my favorite vegetable so I was a bit hesitant at first. After taking one bite I realized, “this is not my grandma’s cauliflower recipe.” The grapeseed oil gives the dish a wonderful…

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Palestinians strategically bury their dead

by David E. Miller, The Media Line If the living cannot stop Jewish settlement expansion in the West Bank, perhaps the dead can? Dubbed “The Intifada of Graves,” a new Palestinian initiative endorses burying the dead on privately owned Palestinian land in outlying rural areas to prevent its confiscation by Israel. The campaign was launched…

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