No, the New U.S. Peace Plan Doesn’t Violate UN Resolutions

Feb. 10 2020

In November 1967, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 242, cited in every subsequent peacemaking proposal, calling on Israel to withdraw from “territories occupied in the recent conflict.” The then-U.S. ambassador to the UN Arthur Goldberg has stated—as has his British counterpart, who drafted the resolution—that the text deliberately does not say “the territories” or “all the territories”; in other words, it emphatically did not demand a complete Israeli withdrawal. Thus, writes Evelyn Gordon, the oft-repeated claim that the recent American peace proposal violates UN resolutions is incorrect; to the contrary, it is the first to take Resolution 242 seriously:

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More about: Peace Process, Trump Peace Plan, United Nations, West Bank

Hamas and Hizballah Won’t Give Up Their Radical Goals for Economic Benefits

June 18 2021

In his first interview after leaving office, the former head of the Mossad, Yossi Cohen, admitted that he had erred in believing that Israel could come to some sort of accord with Hamas. In his own words:

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