Tagged: Peace Talks

Trump Is Making a Huge Mistake on Jerusalem Op-Eds & Analysis
Hanan Ashrawi, New York Times

Trump Is Making a Huge Mistake on Jerusalem

President Trump announced on Wednesday that his administration is making a radical break with nearly 70 years of official United States policy and with the international community: He is recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This decision will be interpreted by Palestinians, Arabs and the rest of the world as a major provocation.

on December 7, 2017
Trump Delivers a Death Blow to the Two-State Solution Op-Eds & Analysis
Saree Makdisi, Los Angeles Times

Trump Delivers a Death Blow to the Two-State Solution

President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel represents a major break with decades of U.S. foreign policy. It is a final, devastating blow to the prospect of a two-state solution for Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians. The move involves, first, a contemptuous dismissal of Palestinians’ aspirations and rights, a denial of their claim to the city they consider their capital, where almost 400,000 of them live.

on December 7, 2017
Trump’s Error on Jerusalem Is a Disaster for the Arab World … and the US Too Op-Eds & Analysis
Rashid Khalidi, The Guardian

Trump’s Error on Jerusalem Is a Disaster for the Arab World … and the US Too

Every time it seems Donald Trump cannot outdo himself, he does it again. Now he has announced that his administration will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing nearly seven decades of American policy. This step will have multiple negative ramifications, many impossible to predict.

on December 6, 2017
Trump’s Jerusalem Moves Spark a Fire in the Middle East News Roundup
Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post

Trump’s Jerusalem Moves Spark a Fire in the Middle East

There is a small constituency in the United States that genuinely cares about the location of the American Embassy in Israel. Evangelicals and a right-wing, pro-Israel lobby were thrilled by President Trump's campaign promises to reverse decades of U.S. policy by recognizing a “united” Jerusalem as Israel's capital and shifting the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. At a speech on Wednesday, Trump is expected to outline his plans to do just that.

on December 6, 2017
Netanyahu Backs Annexation of 19 West Bank Settlements News Roundup
Peter Beaumont, The Guardian

Netanyahu Backs Annexation of 19 West Bank Settlements

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has backed legislation that would in effect annex settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories that are home to between 125,000 and 150,000 Jewish people. In comments made at a meeting of his Likud party at the large settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, Netanyahu said he would support the “Greater Jerusalem” bill.

on October 3, 2017
POLICY BRIEF: The Obama/Kerry Parameters: Blueprint for Apartheid Fact Sheets
IMEU

POLICY BRIEF: The Obama/Kerry Parameters: Blueprint for Apartheid

Prior to the conference on Israeli-Palestinian peace being convened by the French government in Paris on Sunday and the principles of a two-state framework recently laid out in a major speech by US Secretary of State John Kerry, the IMEU offers the following policy brief.

on January 11, 2017
Expert Q&A: Obama’s UN Moves & Growing US Partisan Divide on Palestine/Israel
IMEU

Expert Q&A: Obama’s UN Moves & Growing US Partisan Divide on Palestine/Israel

Regarding President Obama’s deliberations over whether to take action at the UN on Palestine/Israel before he leaves office, including possibly supporting a Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise, the IMEU offers the following Q&A with Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland and non-resident senior fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, about his recently released poll on US attitudes towards Israel and the Palestinians.

on December 13, 2016
Expert Q&A: On the Final Obama-Netanyahu Meeting Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A: On the Final Obama-Netanyahu Meeting

Following President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's final meeting at the White House, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Diana Buttu, Ramallah-based political analyst and former advisor to Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian negotiators.

on September 21, 2016
Peace Now: Settlement Expansion Strengthens Extremism, Endangers Israelis News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Peace Now: Settlement Expansion Strengthens Extremism, Endangers Israelis

Settlement watchdog Peace Now slammed the Israeli government’s approval of 800 housing units in the Maale Adumim illegal settlement bloc and in occupied East Jerusalem on Monday, saying the decision endangered “both the possibility for peace and two states and the security of Israeli citizens.”

on July 4, 2016
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