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The controversial appointment comes two months after Netanyahu clinched re-election, in part by reassuring right-wing voters
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Denis McDonough brought a strong message to an American pro-Israel conference on Monday, telling a crowd of 3,000 attendees that “an occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end, and the Palestinian people must have the right to live in and govern themselves in their own sovereign state.”
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The chief of staff said that the parameters of a two-state solution are clear. “The borders of Israel and an independent
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WASHINGTON -- Dan Shapiro, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, reaffirmed on Sunday a potential U.S. policy shift toward Israel
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According to Yossi Beilin, a former Israeli politician who crafted the Oslo Accord and the Geneva Initiative, the context
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has voted by a more than two-thirds majority to recognize the state of Palestine
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UNITED NATIONS, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appealed to the U.N. General Assembly to recognize
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Olmert wrote to Bernard Avishai, professor at the Hebrew University, that "Once the United Nations will lay the foundation
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At the United Nations General Assembly meeting, the world will be watching -- though with markedly less intensity than last year -- to see what the Palestinians will do.
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The Palestinian leadership must show courage and wisdom by again seizing the initiative and setting the agenda so as to achieve, finally, some measure of justice and a decent future for the Palestinian people.
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The history of failed bilateral negotiations shows that it may be time to try a novel and multilateral approach advocated by the Arab Peace Initiative.
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Maybe if the benefits of peace in the Middle East were made material and not ethereal, with concrete commitments rather than vague promises, it would be the kind of disruptive development that sparks compromise.
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These Autumn winds, like those from the Arab Spring, could bring about irreversible and historic changes in the outdated and unsuccessful political paradigm which previously defined decades of the relationship between Israel and Palestine.
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If the U.S. vetos the admission of Palestine, whose right to self-determination has been affirmed in hundreds of U.N. resolutions, including many in which the U.S. also voted in favor, it would breach international law.
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Even if the U.S. government does convince the Palestinians to abandon their U.N. bid, it will only have succeeded in delaying, rather than preventing, a more serious crisis down the road.
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The decision of the Palestinian Authority to go to the U.N. to seek recognition of a Palestinian state is likely to make matters worse, leading both sides to further entrench themselves into long-time, hardened positions.
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For us Israelis who want a democratic homeland for the Jews, we have an important task. We need to nurture the pillars of Israel's civil society; its legal system; its higher education; its professional associations; its culture and its art.
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Here we are, two and one half years into the Obama administration's efforts to resolve this matter, and the only creative ideas have come from the Palestinians, the weakest and most vulnerable party to the conflict.