There’s a Chance the Trump Administration’s Peace Plan Just Might Work

April 5 2019

For two years, White House officials have spoken of crafting a proposal to end the Israel-Palestinian conflict; the Trump administration reportedly will release the details shortly after the April 9 Israeli election. Tom Gross notes several reasons why this plan might succeed where so many others have failed:

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More about: Donald Trump, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Mahmoud Abbas, 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