Netanyahu’s No-State Solution @thenewyorktimes

The no-state solution advances. This is unsurprising. No democracy can be immune to running an undemocratic system of oppression for a half-century in territory under its control. Israel was conceived as a state of laws. If it is not, it betrays its 1948 founding charter. This commits the nascent state to “freedom, justice and peace…

EU Delays Summit With Israel @haaretz

EU delays summit with Israel over settlement buildup and land-grab law France, Sweden and Ireland’s opposition brings about postponement of summit, which would have signaled thaw in Israel, EU relations. U.S. official says. Washington will wait for Supreme Court ruling before responding to land-grab law. By Barak Ravid | Feb. 7, 2017 | 10:19 AM Following Israel’s…

The Syrian conflict from Israeli and Palestinian perspectives

Jerusalem’s view of the Syrian conflict has always taken a different angle from the global perspective due to the conflict’s geographical proximity to Israel and its consequences on the regional balance of powers. At the beginning of the war, Western diplomacy was largely focused on the possibility of regime change in Damascus in the aftermath…