April 24, 2014

Passports Aside, Jerusalem Is in Israel

Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

Why does the U.S. acquiesce to the fiction that Jerusalem -- in particular, West Jerusalem, which has been the seat of Israeli government since 1948 -- may not actually belong to Israel? The answer, unfortunately, is fear of extremist Islamist violence.

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TAGGED: Jerusalem, Israel, Palestine, Palestinians


By refusing to recognize Jerusalem as part of Israel, the US is essentially strengthening this distorted narrative. more ››
Any unilateral action on this site, holy to the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, is a surefire recipe for violent confrontation with the Islamic states and for severe tensions with the West. more ››
April 11, 2014
Can Kerry Get Netanyahu to Go Big?
Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg View
Israel is tipping into broad isolation, and Palestinians -- those who may be predisposed to a two-state solution -- are giving up hope. Kerry, one of the last of a generation of intuitively, emotionally pro-Israel Democratic... more ››
April 11, 2014
The Peace Process Blame Game
Jerusalem Post
Engaging in a blame game postpones the inevitable day when the two sides sit down and truly begin thinking about how best to live together. more ››
April 17, 2014
Should America Be Israel's Lawyer?
John Cassidy, The New Yorker
It’s been clear for years that the one thing that might -- and only might -- change the Israeli government’s thinking is a credible threat by the United States of pulling away, cutting back its military aid, and joining an... more ››