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  • Netanyahu spokesman denies Israel open to 1967 border formula

    July 18, 2013 | 7:33 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesman denied on Thursday Israel had agreed to a formula for new talks with Palestinians based on the border of their future state being drawn along lines from before a 1967 war, with agreed land swaps.

    An Israeli official had earlier told...

  • December 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 10, 2012 | 12:47 am

    In-depth

    Why Obama Will Ignore Israel

    Peter Beinart explains in the Daily Beast why the White House is adopting what one adminstration official calls 'benign neglect'.

    What America won’t do, however, unless events on the ground dramatically change, is appoint a big-name...

  • December 4, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 4, 2012 | 1:57 am

    In-depth

    The End of the Forty-Year Peace Between Israel and Arab States

    Writing in the New Republic, Robert Satloff warns that the U.S. must act to safeguard the four-decade state of non-war between Israel and its neighboring nations.

    Don’t blame yourself if you didn’t...

  • November 9, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 9, 2012 | 3:00 am

    In-depth

    Obama and the Consensus on Jerusalem

    The president must understand that the unity of Jerusalem is non-negotiable for Israelis across the political spectrum, writes Jonathan Tobin in Commentary Magazine

    If there has been one point of contention with Israel on...

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  • November 8, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 8, 2012 | 1:39 am

    In-depth

    How the Middle East Could Make Or Break Obama's Legacy

    Aaron David Miller of Foreign Policy offers President Obama some tips on dealing with the Mideast in his second term.   

    Let's face it: You don't have much credibility with Netanyahu. If you want any progress,...

  • November 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 6, 2012 | 12:51 am

    In-depth

    Syrian Rebels for Romney

    Disappointed by Obama, those fighting the Assad regime is hoping that a President Romney would intervene in Syria, writes Anna Therese Day in the Daily Beast

    With the Assad regime escalating its aerial bombardments of “liberated” Syrian...

  • October 19, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 19, 2012 | 2:34 am

    In-depth

    Presbyterian Anti-Israel Crusade: Is That All You Can Say, Gradye?

    Dexter Van Zile of Algemeiner takes Gradye Parsons of the American Presbyterian Church to task over his one-sided approach to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. 

    Parsons’ letter is emblematic of the...

  • September 27, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 27, 2012 | 12:36 am

    In-depth

    First New York's Jews, Then America's?

    There has been a fundamental shift in the make-up of New York's Jewish community, which could act as a bellwhether for the rest of the country, writes Jack Wertheimer in Commentary Magazine

    Barring a mass defection from...

  • Analyst in chief: Romney’s Palestinian problem

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 23, 2012 | 7:12 am

    A slightly shorter and slightly different version of this article appeared Friday in the International Herald Tribune / New York Times.


    That Palestinians aren't joining their Israeli neighbors in crossing their fingers for a Mitt Romney victory in the U.S. election should not...

  • Israel Factor: Obama still leads

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 21, 2012 | 8:33 am

    Our September survey of the Israel Factor panel was in some ways similar to the one of August, and in some ways not.

    Similar because Obama, having taking the lead a month ago for the first time in this survey of Israeli experts, is still leading in September. But, the lead is...

  • August 1, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 1, 2012 | 2:21 am

    In-depth

    Israel Under Siege

    Writing in the Daily Beast, Benny Morris explains why he sees Israel as the most dangerous place in the world for Jews.

    But for Israel the “Arab Spring” represents a dramatic, abrupt tightening of the noose. The takeover of the Gaza Strip by...

  • Obama says he has failed to advance Mideast peace ‘the way I wanted’

    July 16, 2012 | 11:11 am

    President Barack Obama said in an interview that he has failed to advance the Middle East peace process “the way I wanted.”

    “I have not been able to move the peace process forward in the Middle East the way I wanted,” he told WJLA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Washington, on July...

  • July 16, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 16, 2012 | 3:04 am

    In-depth

    Libya’s Militia Menace

    Frederic Wehrey of Foreign Affairs looks at the new challenge facing post-revolution Libya - unifying the local militias who fought Gadhafi’s regime.

    The strategy of trying to dismantle the regional militias while simultaneously making use of them...

  • June 4, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 4, 2012 | 3:22 am

    Islamic Antisemitism Enters American Electoral ‎Politics
    The fight between Congressmen Steve Rothman and Bill Pascrell for New Jersey’s ‎redrawn 9th District has taken on an ugly dimension, writes Robert Spencer for PJ ‎Media. ‎

    The Washington Free Beacon published an image...

  • May 31, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 31, 2012 | 1:45 am

    Why Syria feels abandoned

    The international community must come up with a plan for ‎United Nations to monitor the abuses inside Syria, writes ‎Donatella Rovera in the Washington Post. ‎
    More than a year after the Syrian uprising started, world leaders have failed to ‎agree...

  • Can the new Israeli coalition bring about peace?‎

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 18, 2012 | 4:27 am

    Here are two paragraphs from an article I wrote for the NYT. You can read the full piece here:‎

    Hopes for the resumption of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians rekindled last week with ‎the creation of a broad and more centrist governing coalition in Israel....

  • May 16, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 16, 2012 | 4:49 am

    An Integrated Imperative: Attack Iran and Launch a Regional Peace Initiative

    Prof. Yehezkel Dror wrote for the Begin-Sadat Center at Bar-Ilan University that an Israeli push ‎for regional peace would go some way to mitigating any adverse responses should it ‎decide to attack...

  • Netanyahu’s excuses and the Financial Times’ leaps of logic

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 15, 2012 | 11:11 am

    On the plane from Tel Aviv to Washington DC (where I’m going to be spending a ‎few days), I got a copy of the Financial Times, and one headline caught my ‎eye: “No more excuses for Netanyahu”. It was the lead editorial of a paper ‎known for being critical of the Israeli...

  • Can mighty Israel (and mighty Netanyahu) make peace?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 10, 2012 | 10:33 am

    When someone like Fareed Zakaria compliments someone like Binyamin Netanyahu one knows trouble is coming. “He has an unusual, perhaps unique, opportunity to use his new power to secure Israel’s future”, Zakaria writes. Israel, he argues, is strong enough to “move toward a peace...

  • May 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 10, 2012 | 4:19 am

    The Arab Spring facilitates an Arab-Israeli settlement

    The rise of Turkish-style democracy in the Arab world will put an end to cries for the ‎Israel’s destruction, writes Sadegh Zibakalam in the Daily Star.‎

    The Islam that has come out of the Arab Spring is more inclined...

  • ‘Israel can live with nuclear Iran just as US lives with more fearsome adversaries’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 5, 2012 | 7:11 am

    Paul R. Pillar, professor of security studies at Georgetown University and former CIA counter-terrorism expert, discusses Iran’s nuclear ambitions and global efforts to curtail them.

    You recently wrote that “the absence of a deal after Istanbul or later rounds of talks is...

  • Do Obama and Netanyahu understand one another?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 5, 2012 | 10:37 am

    Five short comments on the Obama-Netanyahu meeting:

    1.

    Following many of the pundits’ analysis of the Obama-Netanyahu meeting and of Obama’s AIPAC speech, one gets the impression that everything in this world of foreign policy is really about politics.

    Obama wants to be nice...

  • February 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 22, 2012 | 2:21 am

    How to Talk Down Tehran’s Nuclear Ambitions

    Richard Haass and Michael Levi in the Wall Street Journal outline how best to maximize Iran’s recent readiness to engage in negotiations over its nuclear program.

    Negotiations need to achieve meaningful results if they are to be embraced....

  • An urgent call to work for a better future for Israel and the Palestinians

    September 22, 2011 | 2:19 pm

    The High Holy Days are a time when we are enjoined to reflect on old behavior and look to new ideas, to reach out within and beyond our communities to find healing, not just for ourselves or the Jewish people, but for the entire world.

    What we are enjoined not to do, is remain mired...

  • France’s Sarkozy proposes 1-yr Mideast peace map

    September 21, 2011 | 1:44 pm

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy proposed on Wednesday that the United Nations give the Palestinians status as a U.N. observer state while setting out a roadmap for peace within one year.

    In an impassioned speech at the U.N. General Assembly devoted entirely to the...

  • Barak: Final status talks within months

    December 14, 2010 | 9:52 am

    After meeting with U.S. leaders, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak predicted that comprehensive talks with the Palestinians on all final status issues would begin within months.

    “We will have a serious discussion in coming months on security, borders, Jerusalem and refugees,”...

  • Israeli, Palestinian ministers trade blame for stalled peace process

    December 2, 2010 | 10:59 am

    Israel Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer and his Palestinian counterpart, Economic Minister Dr. Hassan Abu-Libdeh, sought to tackle a host of economic issues in a private meeting in Jerusalem on Wednesday, but the two agreed that economic cooperation couldn’t...

  • Abbas speaks against settlements at Arafat memorial

    November 11, 2010 | 11:09 am

    Mahmoud Abbas told thousands of Palestinians gathered for a Yasser Arafat memorial that “The Palestinian state will arise when it is cleared of settlements.”

    The Palestinian Authority president also told the crowd in Ramallah marking the sixth anniversary of Arafat’s death that he...

  • Despite pressure, Pete Seeger won’t cancel participation in Israeli-organized peace rally

    October 19, 2010 | 1:26 pm

    No one tells Pete Seeger what to do.

    At 91, the iconic folk singer has penned hundreds of protest songs, railing against everything from the Vietnam War to global warming. He was blacklisted in the 1950s, he slept under the stars with striking farmers and he still reads the...

  • OneVoice, one heart, one mind

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    OneVoice

    Arthur Cohn's recent guest opinion on OneVoice and Mideast peace is hopelessly rooted in the thinking of past generations ("OneVoice Speaks Mistakenly on Achieving Peace," Nov. 16).

    The idea that Palestinians intentionally kill innocent Israelis, but Israelis only...
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