Whether or Not the American Peace Plan Is Implemented, It Will Have a Historical Impact

March 2 2020

To Martin Kramer, the Trump administration’s recent proposal for Israel and the Palestinians is best understood as a partition plan and therefore, like the UN’s 1947 partition plan, Palestinian leaders need not accept it for it to shape the future. Indeed, Kramer believes it is unlikely that all, or even most, of the plan’s details will be put into effect—but that it will nevertheless have a lasting impact on the nature of the conflict, most importantly by demonstrating to the Palestinians that they cannot simply wait for history to reverse itself but must begin to reckon with the reality of Israel’s existence. Kramer discusses this and other topics in conversation with Gregg Roman. (Audio, 15 minutes. A transcript is available here.)

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Hamas Has Started a New Phase of Its War with Israel

After a prolonged period of sporadic unrest and acts of terror, the situation in Israel has erupted this week. Almost nonstop rocket fire from Gaza began on Monday, with Hamas firing some 100 rockets at Tel Aviv in a short span of time last night, leaving at least three dead. Meanwhile riots have broken out in several cities, and an Arab mob in the city of Lod burned three synagogue and two schools, amidst other damage to persons and property. Yoav Limor, assessing the situation, explains that Hamas has renewed its ongoing war on the Jewish state:

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