July 14, 2012

When Israel Rules the West Bank

Hirsh Goodman, Jerusalem Post

AP Photo

They tell us there is no demographic threat to Israel from holding onto the territories, Israel’s control of the West Bank is entirely legal, and even settlements established without government permission are legal. Land for peace has failed (we all know how Ehud Barak tried to “give it all away” in the hope of peace, and got war instead); the Palestinians are divided, their leadership is weak, and every time Israel has withdrawn from territory it has been met with a hail of rockets and missiles, not accolades. Israel needs permanent borders. Who can argue with that?

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Israel, West Bank


Now that Mr. Netanyahu has expanded his ruling coalition, his excuse is gone for not ending his counterproductive settlement policy and using his new political clout to advance a peace agreement with the Palestinians. more ››
July 12, 2012
It's Time for Israel to Rule the West Bank
Tzipi Hotovely, Jerusalem Post
Several historical opportunities stand before the Netanyahu government. The issue of enlistment is one, but no less important is the opportunity to completely overhaul the management of Judea and Samaria. The Levy Report... more ››
July 2, 2012
Israel an Emerging Energy Superpower
Walter Russell Mead, Via Meadia
Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir famously lamented that Moses led the children of Israel for forty years of wandering in the desert until he found the only place in the Middle East where there wasn’t any oil. But could... more ››
July 13, 2012
America's Egypt Problem
Aaron David Miller, Los Angeles Times
U.S.-Egypt relations are in for some tough times. Forget solutions or overcoming these challenges. They're far too entrenched and Egypt's far too much a mess for that. More likely we'll have to do some pretty fancy shuffling... more ››
The diplomatic row - and covert hostilities between Iran and the United States and Israel - have obvious ramifications for the region as a whole. If Iran chooses further provocation, its neighbours must be prepared, but they... more ››