In Moderation, West Bank Construction Can Help Solve the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

Jerusalem and Washington appear to have reached an understanding on settlement building similar to that articulated by George W. Bush in his 2004 letter to Ariel Sharon, which was subsequently rejected by the Obama administration. In effect, Israel can continue to build new houses in those areas that would not be part of any possible Palestinian state. Eran Lerman explains the benefits of this approach:

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More about: George W. Bush, Israel & Zionism, Israeli politics, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Settlements, West Bank

Thoughts on Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination, a Quarter-Century On

On the Jewish calendar, today is the 25th anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzḥak Rabin’s assassination at the hands of a fellow Jewish Israeli. Rabin, after a long and impressive career in the military and in politics, had not long beforehand signed the Oslo Accords, and was murdered by a zealous opponent of that decision. Reflecting on the occasion, David Horovitz writes:

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More about: Israeli politics, Oslo Accords, Yitzhak Rabin