A Declaration of Palestinian Statehood Wouldn’t Be a Problem for Israel, Unless America Makes It One

June 11 2020

At a press conference on Tuesday, the Palestinian Authority (PA) prime minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced that, should the Jewish state go ahead with plans to apply sovereignty to parts of the West Bank, his government will unilaterally declare Palestinians statehood. What, asks Amnon Lord, would the consequences be?

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More about: Palestinian statehood, United Nations, US-Israel relations, West Bank

Peace between Israel and the UAE Shows That Time Is Not on the Palestinians’ Side

Aug. 14 2020

Since gaining independence in 1971, the United Arab Emirates, like other Arab nations, has not had formal relations with Israel. Yesterday, President Trump announced that Israel and this small, wealthy country will establish complete diplomatic ties, including bilateral economic treaties, tourism, and direct flights. In exchange, Jerusalem has dropped its plans to extend its sovereignty to parts of the West Bank. Shmuel Rosner comments:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Israel diplomacy, Israel-Arab relations, United Arab Emirates