Palestinian Leaders Won’t Accept a Peace Plan from the Trump Administration, Whatever Its Particulars

Feb. 27 2019

In an interview on Monday, Jared Kushner dropped some hints about the plan for resolving the Israel-Palestinian conflict that the U.S. government intends to reveal in April. Khaled Abu Toameh notes that, since the Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas has already made clear that he will reject the proposal—which he has termed “the slap of the century”—what Israelis think of it is hardly consequential:

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More about: Donald Trump, Israel & Zionism, Israel-Arab relations, Jared Kushner, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinians, Peace Process

 

The Knesset Has Resumed Its Business, but Both Sides Have Broken Unwritten Rules

March 27 2020

Yesterday, eleven months of political stalemate in Israel appeared to have come to an end as the sitting prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his main rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to form a unity government together with some of the smaller parties. This development has fractured Gantz’s Blue and White party into its constituent factions. Meanwhile, the resignation of Yuli Edelstein as interim Knesset speaker—a position meant to be occupied for just a few hours, but which he has held for nearly a year—has allowed the Knesset to resume business as usual.

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Israeli politics, Knesset