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...e to hear Iyad talk about his life in Ramallah as a young Palestinian proved otherwise. With patience and hardly any interruptions from the audience, with smart questions and a real desire to learn an...

2. New Knesset supports two-state solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...ory cheers echoing from the prime minister’s residence on Balfour Street in Jerusalem, March 17 was hardly the great day that the ideological right made it out to be. The hard core of the Israel...

3. The two-state dilemma
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...pposed to a twostate solution and advocate annexing all or most of the West Bank.   An agreement hardly seems in the offing any time soon so Netanyahu will most likely not have to grapple wit...

...an conflict I have seen almost everything, and done almost everything,” Diskin suggested that he is hardly a starry-eyed peacenik. But he also hesitated not at all in declaring that, after four ...

5. Netanyahu's diplomatic vacuum
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
... a limited time. On the other hand, conflicting reports about what is happening in the inner chambers are hardly encouraging and add a large question mark to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s r...

6. Why I'm Still a Two Stater
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...deration, which will in turn prove itself to be a stepping stone to–what? I don’t know. I can hardly imagine, actually. But that isn’t now. And we cannot yet get there from here. &...

7. Adorning the 1967 Borders Anew
(News Room/News - 2011)
...ith Peace   The Geneva Initiative, which in its early years was synonymous with Yossi Beilin and hardly won support on the political spectrum right of Meretz, is slowly starting to search for...

8. The German Who Needed a Fig Leaf
(News Room/News - 2011)
...for the first time, are talking to them about the war."   Possibly because in this book you hardly mention the annihilation of the Jews.   "In other books more. When I wrot...

9. Zionist diplomacy
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...seemingly most stable Arab governments (including a future Palestinian state) can suddenly be toppled, is hardly fostering Netanyahu’s desire for risk-taking to create any kind of Palestinian st...

10. A man, a plan
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...settlements. According to an account in the Israeli daily Haaretz, a German source said that Merkel could hardly contain her outrage. “How dare you?” she said. “You are the one who h...

11. Politics of Despair and Politics of Hope
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...as almost in hand: "The gaps appear so pitifully small." To most Israelis, this last thing is hardly a surprise. The great, open secret of the peace process is that most Palestinians and I...

12. A New Leader of the Israeli Labor Party?
(News Room/News - 2010)
...s not represent the Labor party any more.   Diskin said that Barak, the current Labor leader, is hardly in control of the party, "he has a very small group of people within the party tha...

13. Which campaign to wage?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...e will disappear once a sovereign Palestinian state is established as Israel’s neighbor. But it can hardly be doubted that much of the fuel that stokes those fires will be dissipated once Israel...

14. Diplomacy’s Darkest Hours
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ternal conflicts that end not with mutual deadlock but with an overwhelming victory by one of the parties hardly ever produce diplomatic solutions. Long years of mediation and endless peace proposals ...

15. Just Knock It Off
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... anti-Israel. What utter nonsense.    Given what Obama has done, and is trying to do, it is hardly an act of hostility for him to ask Israel to continue its now-expired 10-month partial ...

16. For Once, Hope in the Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...sraeli Central Bureau of Statistics in the first quarter of this year. What’s more, there have been hardly any new housing projects in East Jerusalem since the brouhaha in March, when Vice Presi...

17. Fallout from the Gaza Interdiction
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...s in the coming months.   For Israel, the damage the failed operation has caused the country can hardly be overestimated. Whatever the case -- and regardless of whether the violence was insti...

18. What to do with Jerusalem
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
... several of the Arab villages, like A-Zaim, El-Azariya or Isawiya, situated at the edge of the desert and hardly visited by Jews since 1967. In the future these will only be a burden on Israel-devoid ...

...r all, a compromise is about compromising, he says.   The Palestinian non-violence experiment is hardly perfect. But if recent improvement in governance in the West Bank is any indication, it...

20. Fayyad's Road to Palestine
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...uo;axiomatic” or “purview.” For almost a decade his home was the World Bank; he’s hardly a political firebrand. Armed struggle has never been his thing. But right now he is a m...

21. Don't miss this opportunity
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...ure was certainly an important one, further to America’s ongoing engagement in our region, it could hardly be treated as groundbreaking news. The real news, however, was that during the course...

...eim, Mahmoud al-Aloul and Salim Za'noun took top places. But favorite lists and pressure from the top are hardly confined to Likud or Labor. At the end of the day, the vote wasn't rigged, and it took ...

...n heard from others what Mr. Sarkozy said: “I can tell you a secret. I meet world leaders. There is hardly a conversation in which the subject does not come up. Someone will say, ‘Tell me,...

... to say whether the 1979 opinion reflects official government policy, but President Obama's comments have hardly been ambiguous. "The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Isr...

25. Joint Israeli-Palestinian Women Seminar in Turin
(Events/Joint Activities - 2009)
...o concentrate on the future instead of the past.” “Simultaneously, women’s voices are hardly heard. Officials who make political decisions on both sides are men. This is why we hav...

...n Affairs and Interior. Unfortunately, even if Abbas is able to overcome all of these obstacles, he is hardly out of the woods. The Palestinian elections are now scheduled for January 2010, and nei...

... feminine outing, without the children," Shaltiel said, adding that "on the other hand, you can hardly say that that was what drew the participants." "Some didn't want to come...

...eaking arena. But the Geneva Initiative people have not given up on addressing this public, even if it is hardly profitable. With unconcealed satisfaction the director-general of the Geneva Initiati...

...oney serves as the key instrument in elections. But how is it that Israel, which only a few years ago was hardly touched by fraud and corruption, is now swept by them? The recent episodes of corrupt...

30. Hawks, doves and lame ducks
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
..., I saw the gathering as an "elaborate way of reiterating the current status quo". And so it is hardly surprising that some nine months on from Annapolis, the status quo remains unchanged. ...

31. Strengthening Extremists
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...srael had formed a Joint Commission to Support Hamas Extremists and Bolster Iranian Influence, they could hardly have done a better job. The episode is the latest evidence that hard-liners in Israel, ...

32. Approach the Israelis
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...rd resolving the Palestinian problem. But I would argue that a direct address to the Israeli public is hardly normalization. It's a signal, a challenge, an invitation. And it could transform Israel...

33. Into the Lion's Den
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...ndash;Palestinian agreements is an important factor in determining the popular reaction on both sides but hardly a sufficient one. The 1947 UN partition plan gave the Palestinians much more than any c...

34. Toward a true dialogue
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
... widespread in many Muslim societies is also grossly distorted. Though America has made mistakes, it is hardly the sole (or even primary) source of violence, injustice, inequality, and suffering in ...

...blocks - the latest figures of the UN have it that we currently have 562 roadblocks in Judea and Samaria! Hardly a figure to evoke hope, trust, or a political horizon. In the Defense Ministry, it shou...

36. An opportunity for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...ead. Hamas has found itself in the unenviable position of having only Iran as its fellow rejectionist, hardly a recipe for winning over Palestinian public opinion. Whether Hamas's agenda of viol...

37. Making the inevitable happen
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...ock is ticking. If, God forbid, there is an Israeli-Palestinian fight to the finish, Olmert and Abbas are hardly the leaders their peoples will turn to. Behind their diplomacy is economic urgency. O...

38. Peace Is Possible
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...il 1967," he writes in his memoirs Once Upon a Country, published in Britain this week, "we had hardly existed in the minds of these fine people. This absence wasn't a product of malevolence...

...ne who has bled more profusely. Can the Israelis be blamed for the fear that is their constant companion? Hardly. Can the Palestinians be blamed for their belief that they are the oppressed? Hardly. I...

...in our relationship with the Palestinians? Precisely now, when the government is not well-liked, Abbas is hardly ruling half his kingdom, and George Bush has become a lame duck long ago, maybe, as a p...

41. No festival needed
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...dan, in any event, the Israeli factories are disappearing from the industrial zone of Irbid and there are hardly any new Israeli investments. Egypt is contending with tremendous economic problems, an ...

42. Wanted: An Israeli school of realism
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...y one thing: relevance to the regional strategic environment. This absence of a realist policy outlook is hardly unique to Mr. Olmert. Much of the left still clings to the "heap everything on Abb...

43. Ten Commandments for Mideast Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...ested that dealing with provisional issues would be just as difficult as dealing with permanent ones, and hardly as rewarding. This news is long in the waiting, but it's good news nonetheless. Movem...

...terest in the plan and his willingness to discuss some of its elements with Arab negotiators, Daily Alert hardly reported on this shift in Israeli policy. Instead, it provided several commentary and a...

45. Last chance for Mideast peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...alist Akiva Eldar noted in Haaretz, this is obviously not an extremist position -- the Palestinians could hardly be expected not to mention the refugees -- or one that anyone serious about making peac...

46. Driverless
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...In any case, given Olmert’s impulsive performance during the Lebanon war, his political survival is hardly assured. His approval ratings hover somewhere around 15 percent. For most of his career...

47. On Israel, America and AIPAC
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...rote, among other things, that the "sanest choice for Israel is to pull back to defensible—but hardly injurious—borders" and to get out "of most of the West Bank"&mdash...

48. Study Some More
(News Room/Op Ed - 2006)
...ave applied to this administration, elements of the Democrat and progressive foreign policy community can hardly chalk this up as having been a fortnight of strategically smart behavior.   T...

49. Time for Real Diplomacy
(News Room/Op Ed - 2006)
...osed ostracism. The alternative to that is to sit in front of a mirror and to talk to oneself and that is hardly likely to be very productive. In brief, America faces a challenge that offers it the...

...nald Macintyre; The Independent, 29.06.06 As a textbook example of hi-tech precision bombardment it could hardly be improved. Smoke was still rising yesterday from the scorched wreckage of the six tra...

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