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US policy shift reduces chances of Mid-East peace deal 20.11.2019 BBC: World
The way forward is even less clear after the Trump administration's move, says Barbara Plett Usher.
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US settlement move endorses 'law of the jungle' - Palestinians 19.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
Palestinians condemn the US for saying Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank are not illegal.
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‘There is no more two-state solution’: Trump administration to further soften opposition to West Bank settlements 19.11.2019 Raw Story
“How the hell is it possible for the U.S. policy to be any softer?” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the President Donald Trump administration will “soften” its stance on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move that reverses decades of precedent and effectively kills the two-state solution peace process. […]
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Israeli elections: What do the results reveal? 21.9.2019 BBC: World
Benjamin Netanyahu's political base has fractured, leading to an uncertain future.
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Israel's kingmaker — or is it king breaker? — could bring down Netanyahu 17.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Avigdor Lieberman, a right-wing nationalist and erstwhile ally of Netanyahu, is in the unusual position of having personally triggered not one but two elections this year.

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Anger at Netanyahu’s West Bank annexation pledge 12.9.2019 Raw Story
Arab and Muslim countries Wednesday led a wave of outcry after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to annex a key part of the occupied West Bank if re-elected. Netanyahu’s controversial pledge involves extending Israel’s sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea which account for one-third of the West Bank if he […]
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Netanyahu Throws Peace Process Out The Window 12.9.2019 Outside the Beltway
Faced with an election next week, Israel's Prime Minister is pushing a settlement plan that would be an utter disaster.
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Ilhan Omar, Bernie Sanders Condemn Netanyahu West Bank Annexation Plan: 'The Nail in the Coffin to a Two-state Solution' 11.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Netanyahu made his pledge on Tuesday in a bid to win over right-wing voters ahead of next week's election, which is expected to be close.
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MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin Raises Eyebrows With Anti-Israel, Pro-BDS Talking Point 17.8.2019 NewsBusters
MSNBC anchor and correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin joined MSNBC Live host Ali Velshi on Friday to chat about Israel's decision to  Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar into the country and Tlaib turning down a humanitarian exception to visit her grandmother. Throughout the segment, Mohyeldin made multiple eyebrow-raising statements including calling Bernie Sanders a centrist on the issue and insisting that those who support the BDS movement simply have different tactics for achieving peace between the Israelis and the ...
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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