Settlements Haven’t Made Peace More Distant

If Israel continues to “expand” its settlements in the West Bank, say supposed experts and policymakers, eventually Israelis and Palestinians will become so entangled in the small area that a two-state solution will be impossible; on this reasoning, Jerusalem is either acting against its own interests or not serious about allowing for Palestinian statehood. The next president ought at least to realize that this logic does not reflect the facts, write Elliott Abrams and Uri Sadot:

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More about: Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Israel & Zionism, Settlements, Two-State Solution

The Demise of UNRWA Is Long Overdue

June 27 2022

The head of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)—which provides educational and social services to the descendants of Palestinian refugees—recently predicted disaster if the organization is unable to raise $100 million in the next few months. Ruthie Blum explains why this official’s claim that UNRWA “is indispensable in the lives of Palestinian refugees” is simply false:

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More about: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, UNRWA