Lessons from Jordan about Peacemaking and Secure Borders

Jan. 31 2020

Tuesday, President Trump unveiled his plan to end the Israel-Palestinian conflict, which, among other things, attempts to assuage Israeli worries about maintaining defensible borders. Evelyn Gordon, looking to a recent vote in the Jordanian parliament, argues that these will continue to matter because “hatred is strong and peace is fragile.”

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More about: Israeli gas, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Jordan, Jordan Valley, Trump Peace Plan

Mike Pompeo Rejects One of the Myths of the Palestinian Refugees

Jan. 19 2021

Since the beginning of the year, the outgoing secretary of state has been using his Twitter account to tout his department’s various accomplishments during his tenure. Among these, notes Jimmy Quinn, lay an important statement explaining the 2018 decision to cease funding the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA): “it’s estimated [that less than] 200,000 Arabs displaced in 1948 are still alive and most others are not refugees.” Quinn explains:

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More about: Mike Pompeo, Palestinian refugees, U.S. Foreign policy, UNRWA