Beating on the Dead Horse of Palestinian Statehood

June 22 2020

Among the common responses to the possibility that Israel will extend its sovereignty to parts of the West Bank is the argument that doing so will prevent Palestinians from forming a state of their own. Not only is this claim not necessarily true, but, write David Adler and Ted Lapkin, it is based on the faulty assumption that an independent Palestine in the West Bank and Gaza is a desirable outcome:

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More about: Israeli Security, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority, Palestinian statehood, 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