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Religious fanatics have hijacked America’s Israel policy — and its not just the evangelicals 13.7.2019 Raw Story
With ten-pound hammers in their hands and ecstatic religious-nationalist zeal in their hearts, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and White House Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt stood underneath the most religiously volatile place on earth, and smashed a wall – and with it, any last semblance of reasonable U.S. policy towards the […]
A Trump Middle East peace plan initiative minus Israelis and Palestinians 23.6.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Any U.S. hopes of seeing representatives of Persian Gulf countries publicly greeting Israeli counterparts in Bahrain in the next few days as a means of persuading Palestinians to accept a peace plan apparently came and went.

Instead, a piece of President Trump’s long-awaited Middle East peace plan...

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U.S. Puts Its Thumb On The Scale In The Middle East, Again 12.6.2019 Outside the Beltway
Recent comments by the U.S. Ambassador to Israel make it clear that the United States cannot be considered a neutral party In the Middle East peace process.
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Germany says two states ‘only solution’ to Israeli-Palestinian conflict 9.6.2019 Raw Story
Germany’s top diplomat on Sunday reaffirmed his country’s support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ahead of a long-awaited US peace plan. “We are still in agreement that reaching a two-state solution through negotiations is the only solution,” Heiko Maas said during a press conference in Amman with his Jordanian counterpart. Washington is […]
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Jared Kushner says his peace plan won’t hinge on Israeli-Palestinian two-state solution 23.4.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-and-law and senior advisor charged with delivering a Middle East peace plan on Tuesday told the Time100 Summit that his plan would not focus on a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine. That approach, “failed” and that “new and different ways to reach peace must be tried,” said Kushner, being […]
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After Israeli Election, We Need to Think Beyond Two-State Solution 15.4.2019
The institutionalization of hate in Israeli politics is an open door to violence against Palestinians.

The post After Israeli Election, We Need to Think Beyond Two-State Solution appeared first on Truthout.

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Jared Kushner's Middle East Peace Plan Panned by Europe 15.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
European leaders say the the EU must continue to support a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine regardless of what the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan looks like.
Palestinian leaders have themselves to blame for Netanyahu’s victory and the lack of a peace deal 13.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Saree Makdisi should realize that “the moribund two-state solution” for the Israelis and Palestinians has been dealt several “final blows.” (“Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection underlines Israel's apartheid reality,” Opinion, April 10)

Going back to 1967, every one of Israel’s offers...

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Will 'Trump Vs. Trump' Israel Race Affect U.S. Ties? 10.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Exit polls are too close to call, but Arabs and Palestinians were not hopeful of any good outcomes on an issue that has become increasingly partisan in the U.S. as well.
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Netanyahu pledges to annex West Bank settlements after vote 7.4.2019 Raw Story

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins Tuesday’s elections, a deeply controversial move that could prove to be the death knell for the two-state solution. His comments late Saturday, just days before the closely-fought Ap...

The post Netanyahu pledges to annex West Bank settlements after vote appeared first on Raw Story.

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Netanyahu’s annexation threat delivers another blow to prospects for peace 7.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

There is plenty of blame to go around for the sabotaging of the once-promising Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the subversion of the much-maligned two-state solution, but surely Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deserves an inordinate share of it.

For nearly 25 years — or more, depending...

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Israel election: Who are the key candidates? 6.4.2019 BBC: World
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu may face his toughest election yet, with a series of formidable candidates vying for the top spot.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar calls for a two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict in new op-ed 19.3.2019 Raw Story

The freshman lawmaker, whose remarks prompted claims of anti-Semitism, calls for a "balanced, inclusive approach"...

The post Rep. Ilhan Omar calls for a two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict in new op-ed appeared first on Raw Story.

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BBC Global Questions: Future of Israelis and Palestinians 12.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
BBC World Service series, "Global Questions: the future of Israelis and Palestinians."
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Trump's Peace Plan Must Guarantee A Two States Solution 7.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Presenting the peace plan would also advance another American foreign policy objective: confronting Iran
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2018: Remembering a year worth forgetting 1.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Many readers would just as soon forget 2018 than relive it. There were plenty of new lows, much of them the work of the Trump administration. But there were encouraging developments too, if you looked for them. They were just harder to find.

Here’s a roundup of the year’s major events as seen through...

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Israel’s 50-Year Time Bomb 17.10.2018
In the quest to change Israel’s very nature, the Netanyahu government is pushing Palestinians to the edge – with the support of the Trump White House, says Dan Steinbock. By Dan Steinbock Special to Consortium News The Trump White House…Read more →
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The Trump Two-State Plan? Don't Make Me Laugh. 28.9.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer President Donald Trump addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Diplomats are trained in decorum. They call a bitter argument a “frank and cordial exchange of views.” They don't laugh out loud at national leaders addressing the UN General Assembly. Or at least they didn't until Tuesday. Because there's a point when honesty overcomes the most practiced professional self-control, and that point came when Donald Trump claimed that his administration has “accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.” The polite diplomats laughed in unison. Who could blame them? I have a harder time understanding reporters who didn't respond in the same way the next day, when Trump spoke before his meeting at the United Nations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump  said  that he would publicize his plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace “over the next two to three to four months,” and that he now supports a two-state solution. With ...
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From Peace to Armageddon: The Israel-Palestine Nightmare 13.9.2018
Have the Oslo Peace Accords ever had a chance to succeed?

The post From Peace to Armageddon: The Israel-Palestine Nightmare appeared first on Truthout.

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Israel Bulldozes Khan Al Ahmar and Buries the Two-State Solution 9.7.2018
In the midst of tepid Western criticism, Israel is finally realizing its decades-old goal of splitting the West Bank in two, while putting an end to the fiction of a two-state solution, observes Jonathan Cook. By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth…Read more →
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