Tag Archives: peace process

From Israel: Complications and Imperfections.

It’s not your imagination, or mine: The world is shifting at a dizzying rate. We try to wrap our heads around it all. We try, but it sure isn’t easy. ~~~~~~~~~~ I want to start with the Trump-Kim Summit, which delighted me and many others, wrought with the potential for …

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Considering a Failed Palestinian State.

Failed Countries. On July 9, 2011, the world welcomed a new country, South Sudan, which separated from Sudan. South Sudan rapidly became a failed state, one in which the central government lost the ability to control the security and economy of the country. Failed states suffer from many terrible and …

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Palestinians are “Desperate” for…

On January 1, 2015, the New York Times editorial page led with a piece titled “The Palestinians Desperation Move.” The opinion piece advanced the case that acting Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas must be frustrated in his mission to create a new Palestinian State. …Creating a State? Desperate people take …

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‘Arlene from Israel’ – A Lonely Mandate.

  These are particularly tough times for Israel (and for Jews more broadly). The situation demands steady nerves and absolute determination to pursue our course with conviction.  Is is difficult, indeed, not to be deflected by rage, which enervates, or to fall into depression, the flip side of that rage. …

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Kerry Blames Israel on Schedule

Kerry’s announcement of Israeli-Jewish blame for Arab intransigence in the so-called “peace process” is right on schedule.  Months ago I made the following predictions and hard-posted them on the upper-right side of Israel Thrives under the name Non-Peace Process: 1) The US and the EU demand negotiations between Israel and …

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Arlene in Israel – Recap

  I have no intention here of reviewing matters in the sort of detail I offered yesterday.  It is not necessary, in any event. I’m seeing much the same as I did yesterday: Inherently contradictory comments from Kerry regarding his continued faith in the “peace process” that prompts him to …

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Violence is Coming

In a piece for Commentary entitled Lying About Abbas Won’t Bring Peace, Jonathan Tobin writes the following: In short, peace process advocates believe the only way to plow ahead to an agreement is to keep the pressure up on Netanyahu to give the maximum while treating Abbas with kid gloves, all the …

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News & Views from Arlene in Israel: ‘Preposterous’

Written and submitted by Arlene Kushner. Preposterous. That’s the diplomatic, political charade called “the peace process.”  And it is only growing more outrageous with every passing week. I would like to begin with a superb article – “The Palestinian narrative: The missing link in the ‘peace process’ – by Eric …

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Not One Israeli Killed

Joshua Levitt of the Algemeiner reports that at the Munich conference on Saturday, American Secretary of State John Kerry claimed, “Last year, not one Israeli was killed by a Palestinian from the West Bank.” Leaving aside the question of what, exactly, is a “Palestinian,” or where the “West Bank” is …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

Submitted and written by Arlene Kushner. Dangerous Nonsense Motzei Shabbat (After Shabbat) Ah that there would be six more hours in the day. Then I would be posting as often as I ideally would like to.  But as this is not the case, in the last several days I’ve had to …

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Arlene in Israel – The Jordan Valley

  Motzei Shabbat (After Shabbat) From multiple sources I am picking up considerable concern regarding the broad implications — diplomatic and security — with regard to any relinquishment by Israel of full control of the Jordan Valley. Apologies that this map says “West Bank” and not, properly, Judea and Samaria.  …

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