Palestinian-Israeli Diplomacy

Twenty Years to Oslo

| September 10, 2013

The abject failure of the Oslo Accords has affected Israeli society: Israelis are resilient, ready to endure protracted conflict, and unwilling to make dangerous concessions to the Palestinians.

Abbas Is Part of the Problem, Not the Solution

| January 16, 2013

Though much of the international community sees Mahmoud Abbas as a serious partner for peace, his words and actions prove that he is interested in nothing less than the ruin of the State of Israel.

A Strategy for Making Peace With the Palestinians

| September 4, 2012

The most important ways to work towards peace are: resettling the Palestinian refugees outside of Israel; speaking the truth to the Palestinians regarding the Jews’ ancient roots in the land; reducing the ability of Palestinian leaders to personally benefit from the conflict; and encouraging free debate in Palestinian society.

The Amman Talks: Another Exercise in Futile Diplomacy

| February 1, 2012

The recent Israeli-Palestinian “pre-negotiations” in Amman mark another ineffectual endeavor to bridge the wide gap between the two sides.

The Israeli-Palestinian Water Conflict: An Israeli Perspective

| January 1, 2012

This important study, based on previously classified data, refutes Palestinian claims that Israel is denying West Bank Palestinians water rights negotiated under the Oslo Accords.

After September Comes October

| August 23, 2011

The UN is not going to bring the Palestinians closer to the establishment of a state. It is a morally bankrupt institution, totally ineffective in curing the dysfunctional Palestinian national movement.

The Delusion of Peace Initiatives

| April 14, 2011

The wisdom of a new Israeli peace initiative is not self-evident. While it may deflect some international criticism, it is unlikely to bring about conflict resolution, and it will propagate the fallacy of a two-state solution.

Prospects for Peace With the Palestinians

| April 12, 2010

The international movement to delegitimize Israel provides Palestinians the hope of eventually destroying Israel, and the Palestinian leadership’s denial of the existence of a Jewish People with an ancient connection to the land of Israel contradicts the basis of an honorable peace with Israel.

Despite Pundits, Netanyahu Wants Peace

| March 11, 2010

Netanyahu’s readiness to compromise has been met by continued resistance from the Palestinians, who have displayed a lack of political pragmatism that is a prerequisite for reaching a compromise.

The Prerequisite for Peace in the Middle East: Arab Recognition of the Legitimacy of Israel

| March 4, 2010

Middle East peace diplomacy aimed at ending the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the broader Arab-Israeli conflict is bound to fail yet again unless the process is reconfigured to emphasize, as its centerpiece, Arab recognition of the Jewish People’s ancient claims to their ancestral homeland and the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state.