Palestinian-Israeli Diplomacy

Jerusalem is not up for grabs

| April 10, 2014

Palestinian demands to divide Jerusalem are unreasonable and it is time for U.S. and the international community to recognise this

Recognition of Jewish Israel is Critical for Palestinians

An agreement between Israel and the Palestinians must include Palestinian recognition of Israel as the nation state of the Jews, or it is not worth the paper it is written on.

Respond Firmly to Palestinian Blackmail

| April 6, 2014

Israel’s government should kick the habit of paying the Palestinians for their participation in peace talks

The Truth Behind the Palestinian Water Libels

| February 24, 2014

Palestinian water shortages are the result of Palestinian policies that deliberately waste water and destroy the regional water ecology. The PA is using water as a weapon against the State of Israel.

The Boycott Mirage

| February 9, 2014

A collapse in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks will not lead to an international boycott of Israel. Jerusalem’s robust trade relations with many countries will not freeze over an impasse in negotiations.

The Jordan Valley: Israel’s Security Belt

| January 6, 2014

Israel must resist pressure and retain the Jordan Valley, its only available defensible border to the east, in a future peace deal. Israel must also build in Area E-1, which would link the valley to an undivided Jerusalem.

The Palestinian Red Line

| December 16, 2013

Mahmoud Abbas views recognition of Israel as the Jewish state as a red line. It is high time the Palestinians recognize the Jewish people’s right to their ancient homeland.

Kerry: Stay Home

| November 10, 2013

John Kerry warned of a return to Palestinian violence and Israel’s isolation should peace talks fail, yet another reflection of the Obama administration’s inability to properly understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Kerry’s Antagonism Unmasked

| November 10, 2013

John Kerry has abandoned America’s honest broker stance in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, laying out the consequences for Israel of disobeying America, but doing no such thing for the Palestinians if they remain intransigent.

Israeli-Palestinian Diplomacy: Whereto?

| September 29, 2013

In this roundtable discussion, eight experts at the BESA Center discuss the fortunes and pitfalls of the newly reignited Israeli-Palestinian diplomatic talks.