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Prospects for Mideast Peace | NYTimes.com

It has been nearly three decades since I arranged the first secret official negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, and dashed as my hopes may have been by the end of Oslo, not once have I come to Ian S. Lustick’s conclusion that the two-state solution is “an idea whose time is now past” (“Two-State Illusion,” Sunday Review, ...

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We need to keep shouting | equityandpeace.com

Obama’s call on Israel to end the occupation was strong on rhetoric but light on details about how the peace process might move forward. Obama did send an implicit warning to Israel; while it can bank on America as an ally, Israel will be far less secure, democratic and more isolated, should it fail to achieve peace. The ongoing disunity ...

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To Achieve Mideast Peace, Suspend Disbelief | NYTimes.com

THESE are hard times for trying to promote, much less make, peace between Palestinians and Israelis. The rise of political Islam, Syria’s civil war and looming implosion, and the Iranian nuclear imbroglio not only dominate the environment, but they also render it forbidding for peacemaking. And while all these factors make Israelis and Palestinians reluctant to take risks for peace, ...

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Hague: ‘US must make Middle East peace a priority’ | Telegraph

Speaking on the day of the Israel election, the Foreign Secretary told MPs the creation of illegal settlements by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories reduced the possibility of restoring two states based on the 1967 borders. “I hope that whatever Israeli government emerges … that it will recognise that we are approaching the last chance to bring about such ...

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The unilateral disengagement of the American titans of peace | Mark Donig, The Times of Israel

What does unilateral disengagement sound like today? If you are listening for the noise of soldier uprooting settler, your attention is focused not only on the wrong signals, but on the wrong continent. A new unilateral disengagement is emerging from the other side of the Atlantic, having sounded a final call before falling into a deep, eerie silence. This is ...

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APN Calls on Obama Administration to Support Palestinian UN Initiative | Americans for Peace Now

Consistent with APN’s longstanding support for peace and a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Americans for Peace Now today called on the Obama Administration and the international community to support the Palestinians’ bid to upgrade their status at the UN to that of non-member observer state. APN called on the Obama Administration, Israel, and the international community to ...

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Olmert: Right-wing U.S. cash derailed Israeli peace plan | CNN.com

(CNN) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said millions of dollars from the “extreme right wing” in the United States helped oust him from government and derailed a peace plan with the Palestinians. In an exclusive interview aired Friday with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Olmert said his attempts to make peace had been “a killer” for him as prime ...

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Water for all: The case for a one-state solution | Al Jazeera

Kuwait City, Kuwait – In light of yet another round of negotiations between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israeli negotiators (which, it must be said, took place on the heels of an announcement to build more illegal homes in East Jerusalem), questioning the likelihood of negotiations ever resulting in an independent and fully sovereign Palestinian state along the pre-1967 borders ...

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Palestine at the UN: Back to Reality; Back to the Skunk | Counterpunch

… When the “Two-State Solution” was conceived for the first time after 1948, it was as an idea of reconciliation, fraternization and mutual respect. We envisaged two states living closely together, with borders open to the free movement of people and goods. Jerusalem, the joint capital, would symbolize the spirit of the historic change. Palestine would become the bridge between ...

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