"Settlements are creating a reality on the ground that
increasingly will make a two-state solution impossible."
President Barack Obama, during his final press conference as
President, January 18, 2017
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January 17, 2017 - The four most recent treatments of the Israel-Palestine
issue; Netanyahu’s legal troubles
Q. The past week or so has witnessed the publication of four new or
renewed treatments of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and ways to deal with it.
Can you address them? Let’s start with Stephens...
A.Stephens, a former editor of the Jerusalem Post who is
identified with the Israeli right, offers a basket of arguments against a
Q. On to the Eizenstat-Ross “Plan B”.
A. Eizenstat and Ross recognize that a two-state solution is not
currently possible, but they have a proposal for interim measures...
Q. Did the Paris Conference indeed save the two-state
A. The 70 countries’ senior representatives who met in Paris
certainly registered their anguish over the direction Israel and Palestine are
Q. Finally, the “Commanders”, some 250 retired generals and heads of
Israel’s security community, published a provocative ad in the Israeli press and on
billboards. It states, in Arabic, “We’ll soon be the majority” and sends the public
to a recorded message. Any hope here?
A. ...The current provocative ad is an attempt to jolt the public
into understanding, as the Commanders’ phone message states, that 2.5 million West
Bank Palestinians will not disappear....
Q. Granted that little of this overly concerns PM Netanyahu, who
eagerly awaits a friendly Trump administration. But how do you address the current
corruption investigation against him? Could this be the end of his leadership
tenure? And if so, what could this mean for the Palestinian issue?
A. ...we are confronted with hard evidence of what appear to be
Bills and Resolutions Related to the Recent UNSC settlements
Hill Initiatives Related to Moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to
Bills and Resolutions Related to Cutting Off UN Funding
Bills and Resolutions Related Iran
Bills and Resolutions Related to Other Things
Confirmation Hearings - Key Excerpts
On the Record
Statement on The Inauguration of President Trump
APN's statement to be released on Friday morning begins with: Under normal
circumstances, Americans for Peace Now (APN) would today be welcoming the
inauguration of the new U.S. president, wishing him success and urging him to take
action toward peace between Israel and her neighbors. Today’s circumstances are not
Shalom Achshav Executive Director
Avi Buskila,Shalom Achshav’s executive director, met with administration officials,
policy experts, APN supporters and activists, representatives of fellow pro-peace
organizations, journalists, as well as a group of Israelis living in the Washington
PeaceCast, Episode #3, "The 50-Year Tipping Point" featuring Oded
Canadian-Israeli scholar Oded Haklai talks about his recent poll that found the
occupation-ignorance tipping point among Israelis is the age of 50,
exactly the length of the occupation.
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From today's News Nosh: ...outgoing US President Barack Obama said, “I continue
to be worried about the Israeli-Palestinian issue because the status quo is
unsustainable,” while President-elect Donald Trump told Israel Hayom he will move
the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, "and I'm not a person who breaks promises,".
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