Middle East Middle East OP-ED 

The disunity of Israel’s opposition parties is serving the occupation

Israel will, on June 5th, reach the grim milestone of fifty years of occupation of the West Bank. Many Israelis have become complacent, and succumbed to the government’s argument that the continuing occupation is necessary to safeguard Israel’s national security. Others are lamenting the day, as they view the occupation not only as a gross violation of Palestinian human rights, but a real menace to Israel’s democratic nature, and Jewish national character. Whereas right-wing Israeli governments have maintained the occupation by any means available, including the use of force, the…

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Decision Makers Middle East Middle East 

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: To Where?

The following presentation is one I have just made in front of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs as part of a hearing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The two other speakers who joined me are French Special Envoy Pierre Vimont and Fernando Gentilini, EU Special Representative to the Middle East Peace Process. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to speak with you today about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has been with us for over seven decades. I wish I could be more optimistic in offering some…

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