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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Barely months into talks, will the freeze freeze a peace deal?

    September 21, 2010 | 3:00 pm

    When the fat lady sings on Sept. 26, it may only be an intermission.

    That’s the word from an array of Mideast experts across the political spectrum. They are predicting that the seeming intractability between Israel and the Palestinians over whether Israel extends a settlement...

  • Debate wrap up: Palin contradicts McCain, will make peace process a ‘priority’

    By Ron Kampeas

    October 3, 2008 | 6:53 pm

    ST. LOUIS (JTA)—Israeli-Palestinian peace talks would be a priority of a McCain administration, Sarah Palin said last night.

    “A two-state solution is the solution,” Alaska Gov. Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, said in her debate with the Democratic vice-presidential...

  • Banking on Israel’s future—from Brentwood

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 3, 2008 | 11:31 am


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    New Israel Fund supporters lounge and laugh during a salon event hosted by Stanley and Betty Sheinbaum. Photo courtesy Irene Fertik


    You might think one of Israel's preeminent journalists, invited here to lecture wealthy and powerful American Jews would have squeezed a little hasbara...

  • Arab League could back off ‘two-state’ solution

    By Leslie Susser

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Irked by the slow rate of progress in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, major Arab players are threatening to withdraw their offer to normalize ties with Israel once a Palestinian state is established.

    Underlying the Arab reassessment is a deeper problem: Arab belief in the viability...

  • ‘Two-state solution’ faces a hornets’ nest

    By Leonard Fein

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    In the aftermath of the surprisingly upbeat Annapolis meeting, all the talk's about a two-state solution. The unwary may suppose that as soon as the domestic problems within Israel and among the Palestinians are resolved, the movement toward such a solution will be quite rapid. After...
  • Annapolis parlay repeating the mistakes of Oslo

    By Morton A. Klein

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Before year's end, a U.S.-sponsored conference involving Israel and the Palestinian Authority will convene in Annapolis, Md., to frame yet another plan to end the Arab-Israeli war and create a Palestinian state.

    Sadly, this conference has as much chance of succeeding as did Oslo,...

  • Jewish groups should support Annapolis peace process

    By Ori Nir

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The call for American Jewish organizations to support the current peace efforts came from an unexpected direction: Israel's Chief Rabbi Yonah Metzger.

    For years closely associated with the right-wing National Religious Party, Metzger recently asked representatives of American Jewish...

  • Hamas’ Gaza takeover spurs new thinking on ‘two-state solution’

    By Leslie Susser

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    For years the "two-state solution," envisioning Israelis and Palestinians living side by side in peace, has been the almost exclusive formula for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    But the Hamas takeover of Gaza last month is challenging conventional wisdom. Following the...

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