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  • Obama’s Middle East visit: 50 shades of gray

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 27, 2013 | 2:37 pm

    On March 21, four days before Pesach, Sarah Chazizza was at home in Sderot, doing what people do before Pesach. She was cleaning. It was still early in the morning, but the weather was getting warmer and the windows were wide open to let the dusted furniture breath. So the sound of...

  • “I’m not interested in nuance!” House Member on Israel-Palestinian Conflict

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 20, 2013 | 7:39 pm

    This week I joined with 250 leaders of J Street in Washington, D.C. for a leadership summit. J Street is the largest pro-Israel Political Action Committee in the nation’s capital that gave 50% of all pro-Israel contributions to Senate and Congressional candidates in the 2012...

  • Abbas wants peace talks with Israel this year

    March 14, 2013 | 6:49 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday he hoped peace talks with Israel would restart this year although the chances of a resumption seemed slim.

    Abbas made his comments during a meeting in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said Russia...

  • Notes from the Herzliya Conference

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 13, 2013 | 7:33 am

    Do you really want to go inside?” a friend asked me at the entrance to the main hall of the Herzliya Conference, a global policy conference. “You know,” he said, “it’s Tzipi Livni speaking” — implying that there’s no point in wasting one’s time on her.

    Four years ago, Livni was a...

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  • The End of the Two-State Solution? 10 Notes from the Herzliya Conference

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 12, 2013 | 10:25 am

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    "Do you really want to go inside?" a friend asked me at the entrance to the main hall of the Herzliya Conference. "You know" he said, "it`s Tzipi Livni speaking" — insinuating that there`s no point in wasting one's time on her.

    Livni- four years ago a legitimate contender...

  • Israeli Political Maneuvering - My Two Cents

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 3, 2013 | 7:36 am

    Everyone is prognosticating whether Israel will be able to form a government. Allow me from abroad to add my two cents.

    Point #1 – The election was not about foreign policy or security, though those remain important. Rather, it was about internal Israeli policy, the economy and...

  • February 12, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 12, 2013 | 3:43 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. envoy reassures Israel on Iran ahead of Obama visit

    To Read:  Thomas Wright discerns between two opposing cross-partisan views at the center of the current American Foreign Policy debate-

    President Obama may not say so explicitly in his State of the...

  • New Secretary Of State John Kerry speaks to Netanyahu, Abbas about peace

    February 3, 2013 | 11:12 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry stressed his commitment to promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace on Sunday in telephone calls to the leaders of both sides, the State Department said.

    In separate conversations, Kerry, who took over as the top U.S. diplomat from Hillary Clinton on...

  • Israel approves 1,500 more settler homes in East Jerusalem

    December 17, 2012 | 1:32 pm

    Israel approved plans to build 1,500 more Jewish settler homes in East Jerusalem on Monday, an official said, days after provoking international protests against a project for another 3,000 such homes.

    Washington had condemned the latest plans, for Orthodox neighborhood Ramat...

  • December 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 13, 2012 | 2:09 am

     In-depth

    Liberal American Jews, Tzipi Livni, and the Israeli Consensus

    Evelyn Gordon of Commentary Magazine chides liberal American Jews for a stance on settlements that is at odds with even Israel's most dovish politicians.  

    After all, if the settlement blocs will be...

  • Two-state attrition

    By Rob Eshman

    December 12, 2012 | 10:22 am

    There are three subjects that Jews in my social circle never tire of: food, movies and the two-state solution.

    Consider me officially tired of the third.

    I began promoting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict long before it was popular. In 1986, when I...

  • Nov. 29 and Palestinian Statehood

    By Judea Pearl

    December 5, 2012 | 2:49 pm

    Even as the sound of “Hatikvah” reverberated in the auditorium of the American Jewish University, where Los Angeles commemorated the 65th anniversary of the historic United Nations vote of Nov. 29, 1947, another U.N. vote was casting its shadows on our consciousness — the vote for...

  • Settlements showdown beckons for Netanyahu in Berlin

    December 4, 2012 | 4:47 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a dressing down from Angela Merkel on Wednesday over his plans to build more Israeli settlements, a policy that has incensed Europe and left even Germany, one of Israel's strongest allies, questioning his commitment to peace.

    The...

  • U.S. repeats opposition to new Israeli settlements

    December 3, 2012 | 10:12 am

    The United States on Monday reiterated its opposition to new Israeli settlement activity on West Bank land including in the site known as "E1," which it said could be especially damaging to efforts to achieve a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    "The United...

  • Israel not committed to two-state solution, Jimmy Carter says

    October 22, 2012 | 11:16 am

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Monday said the Israeli-Palestinian peace process had reached a crisis point and that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government was not pursuing a two-state solution.

    "That policy of promoting a two-state solution seems to be abandoned...

  • October 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 18, 2012 | 2:37 am

    In-depth

    Romney's Sensible Stance on Israel-Palestine

    The Republican presidential nominee had the right idea when he said that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 'is going to remain an unsolved problem', writes Leon Hadar in the National Interest

    ... perhaps the time has...

  • If I forget thee Jerusalem. Oops! The Democrats just did

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 5, 2012 | 3:55 am

    Why the Democrats have decided to omit Jerusalem from their party platform is utterly beyond me. ‎There is nothing more predictable than the ensuing attacks from the right following ‎such an omission. There's nothing more likely to trouble Jewish voters who still care ‎about Israel...

  • Democratic platform omits language on Jerusalem, notes Iran military option

    September 4, 2012 | 8:27 am

    The 2012 Democratic Party platform omits language recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and suggests that military force is "on the table" as an option for addressing the Iranian nuclear issue.

    The platform released late Monday night makes no mention of Jerusalem or of the...

  • Palestinian Authority's Jew-hatred a deal killer for peaceful two-state solution

    July 24, 2012 | 5:17 pm

    Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), has indicated that he will pursue his U.N. campaign of Statehood-Without-Borders. With the help of scores of Muslim and Arab countries, Abbas’ carefully choreographed “diplomatic” campaign has already yielded full...

  • House hopeful Sinema responds to criticism: I will be a strong voice for Israel in ‎Congress

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 18, 2012 | 5:25 am

    A couple of days ago I wrote about the Israel-related record of AZ-09 House ‎candidate Kyrsten Sinema (What Congress candidate Sinema’s emails reveal about ‎her Israel position). It painted candidate Sinema as one who doesn’t have a “gut ‎feeling” support for Israel: “She...

  • June 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 29, 2012 | 4:28 am

    In-depth
    Forging a peace plan for Syria

    In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, Kofi Annan calls on the world to intervene with both sides in the Syria conflict

    There is no substitute for the hard work of helping the Syrians forge their own political future, in full respect of...

  • ‘Two-states for two peoples will be the only outcome to our conflict‎’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 15, 2012 | 11:21 am

    Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister and former ambassador to the US Danny Ayalon ‎discusses a one-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. ‎


    Is a one-state solution a serious idea, or just propaganda by the Palestinians?‎

    It is an idea that has no serious backing...

  • April 23, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 23, 2012 | 4:57 am

    The Fantasy of Zero Nukes

    Obama’s dream of a nuclear-free world has failed to inspire most members of the ‎nuclear club, and certainly not Iran and its ambition to acquire such armaments, ‎writes Amitai Etzioni in the National Interest. ‎

    Iran seeks a nuclear weapon to deter...

  • Palestinians to deliver Netanyahu ultimatum on talks

    April 16, 2012 | 4:48 pm

    The Palestinian Authority prime minister plans to use a rare meeting set for Tuesday with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu to deliver a letter detailing Palestinian grievances on stalled peace talks.

    Although there was no official announcement of the encounter between Netanyahu and...

  • House members urge Obama to advance 2-state solution

    April 12, 2012 | 7:41 am

    A J Street-backed letter from 74 Congressional lawmakers urged President Obama to reaffirm support for a two-state solution in the Middle East.

    The members of the U.S. House of Representatives, all Democrats, signed on to what was the key agenda item during J Street’s advocacy...

  • 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....

  • Opinion: Two-state solution

    August 10, 2011 | 10:40 am

    With all the wrangling over solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, no one has dared to suggest the most obvious one of all: science.  Until now. The following vision of a future Mideast at peace is an excerpt from leading Futurosopher/comedy writer Rob Kutner’s new e-book,...

  • Two-state solution essential, retired Israeli military officer tells Kehillat Israel

    By Ryan Torok

    August 2, 2011 | 5:53 pm

    A two-state solution between Israel and Palestine is crucial for Israel’s existence, retired Israeli Brig. Gen. Nehemiah Dagan said during a speech at congregation Kehillat Israel on July 28.

    “I’m considered to be an idealist in Israel. I believe in the future of Israel …...

  • Netanyahu opposes inquiry into left-wing groups

    July 15, 2011 | 12:01 pm

    Benjamin Netanyahu said he opposes a proposal for parliamentary investigations of Israeli groups critical of the country’s policies toward the Palestinians.

    “We don’t need investigations in the Knesset,” the Israeli prime minister said Thursday night, speaking in Tel Aviv at a...

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