The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Faces Its Most Consequential Decision in Decades

Jun 25, 2020

Uncertainty hangs over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pending decision on whether to annex as much a 30% of the West Bank, including the possibility of all existing Israeli settlements there and the entire Jordan Valley. Should he proceed, the proposal will go before the Israeli...

Kushner Alone Knows What’s Best for the Middle East

Feb 10, 2020

As the entire world knows, Jared Kushner has been working very hard over the past two and a half years at crafting a deal with so much cash in it ($50 billion) that no reasonable Palestinian could refuse. To his deepest consternation, when he finally revealed its contents to the public at...

Netanyahu: What’s Annexed on His Agenda?

Sep 02, 2019

With elections looming again after the failure of Benjamin Netanyahu to form a majority coalition, The Times of Israel reports on the prime minister’s latest promise intended to seduce extreme right-wing Zionist nationalists: “ith the help of God we will apply Jewish sovereignty to all...

A Game of Thrones for the Palestinian Authority

President Mahmoud Abbas seems to be on his way out as the leader of the Palestinian Authority. Who will take his place?  Palestinian politics today is undergoing a change as President Mahmoud Abbas’ health condition deteriorates. With no clear heir to ensure a landslide victory, the question...

Trump-Abbas Meeting: Hold Off on the Ululating and Mazel Tovs

May 07, 2017

If President Trump pulls this off, he will have elevated himself from mortal deal maker to American statesman. Former US Ambassador Gary Grappo explains. Only one person benefited from the White House meeting on May 3 between US President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud...