An Ill-Conceived American Reset with the Palestinians

April 14 2021

The Biden administration has stated that it plans a “reset” of American attitudes and policies regarding the Israel-Palestinian conflict, and has already taken some steps toward putting the idea into practice. To Alan Baker, these plans are ill-advised:

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More about: Joseph Biden, Palestinian Authority, U.S. Foreign policy, US-Israel relations

 

Hamas and Fatah Compete by Shedding Jewish Blood

During the past four weeks, there has been a rash of violent attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. These are not a response to any Israeli actions, nor are they spontaneous outbursts. Rather, as Itamar Marcus and Maurice Hirsch explain, the violence is the result of deliberate incitement by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which began when its president, Mahmoud Abbas, realized he was unlikely to win the upcoming national elections. The violence, write Marcus and Hirsch, was originally a way to win votes, and is now a way to maintain popularity after Abbas’s decision to postpone the elections in definitely:

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More about: Fatah, Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian terror