Jared Kushner Appeals to the NBA’s Taste for Luxury

August 31, 2020

When Donald Trump took office in 2017 as president of the United States, he delegated the responsibility of solving most of the nation’s and the world’s knottiest problems to his talented son-in-law, Jared Kushner. From ending the opioid crisis at home and solving the conflict in the Middle...

The One-State Reality to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

July 13, 2020

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been raging for over seven decades, and the prospects for peace have never seemed more distant than today. The two-state solution, which was once the most widely-accepted remedy for the impasse, has lost traction, and efforts by the United Nations and other...

What’s Annexed on Netanyahu’s July Agenda?

July 02, 2020

Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst, dispenses with illusions in his reading of the likely historical consequences of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s move to annex up to 30% of the occupied West Bank. Israel is expected to unilaterally proceed with the announced...

What the “Deal of the Century” Means for Israel and Palestine

March 26, 2020

On January 28, US President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which he hailed as the “deal of the century.” This is the latest attempt by the US to mediate between the Israelis and Palestinians and end the seven-decade-old...

Fair Observer Debates the Trump-Kushner “Deal of the Century”

February 03, 2020

On January 31, Gary Grappo, a former diplomat and Fair Observer’s chairman of the Board, grudgingly came to the defense of the Trump administration’s “deal of the century” that many feel has abusively been referred to as a “peace plan.” Grappo begins by admitting that it is...

Israel Will Not Be Free Until Palestine Is Free

August 01, 2019

Dear Ambassador Friedman, We, both Israelis and Palestinians, are members of the editorial board of the Palestine-Israel Journal, a joint quarterly issued in East Jerusalem for the past three decades. Our aim is to promote dialogue based upon equality, mutual recognition and respect and...

The Unveiling of the Kushner Peace Plan May Be Postponed

June 03, 2019

Things have become more confusing than ever in Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to put together a coalition government and has called for new elections. Now, The Times of Israel comments on the still-awaited Middle East peace plan that was supposed to be unveiled in the coming...

The Trump Administration Is Backing Palestinians into a Corner

May 09, 2019

In turning down “the deal of the century” — as they must — the Palestinians will be castigated as ungrateful and shortsighted. On May 2, Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, was playing his cards very close to the chest at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy...