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The Israeli-Palestinian ‘Battle for Peace’ Continues

by Avraham Spraragen

Despite the unprecedented double set of Knesset elections in 2019, Jerusalem remains in political limbo. Former Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz’s Blue & White party sought to overtake incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party to no avail. In the April election, each party won 35 of 120 parliamentary seats while in September, Gantz’s […]

January 17th, 2020|Israel, Palestine|0 Comments|
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    Book Review – ‘Moment of Truth: Tackling Israel–Palestine’s Toughest Questions’ by Jamie Stern-Weiner

Book Review – ‘Moment of Truth: Tackling Israel–Palestine’s Toughest Questions’ by Jamie Stern-Weiner

by Yoav Kapshuk

What more could be written about the Israeli–Palestinian conflict that has lasted over a century with no solution in sight? The Oslo process ended a long time ago, settlements continue to develop and the prospects for a two-state solution do not seem realistic. Jamie Stern-Weiner’s Moment of Truth comes around 50 years after the 1967 war. In […]

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    Book Review – ‘From the River to the Sea: Palestine and Israel in the Shadow of “Peace”‘ by Mandy Turner

Book Review – ‘From the River to the Sea: Palestine and Israel in the Shadow of “Peace”‘ by Mandy Turner

by Ian Black
A ‘rigorously analytical’ new collection of essays, edited by the Kenyon Institute’s Mandy Turner, seeks to explain what has happened during (and since) the long and dubious Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Grim insights into the Palestinian condition are followed by the hopeful vision of a single democratic state, but is such a solution feasible?
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Statebuilding versus Development in Palestine and Beyond

by Alexei Abrahams

Earlier this summer, Jared Kushner and the White House unveiled their much heralded ‘peace to prosperity’ plan for solving the Israel-Palestine conflict. The plan was rightly met with derision across the political spectrum for attempting to place the economic cart before the political horse, essentially front-loading a cocktail of policy fixes that are impossible to implement under […]

October 10th, 2019|Featured, Israel, Palestine|0 Comments|

Book Review – ‘Lords of the Desert’ by James Barr

by Jim Muir
James Barr has produced a worthy successor to ‘A Line in the Sand’, his masterly study of collusion, rivalry and skulduggery as the British and French wrestled to carve up the Middle East to their own benefit in the early decades of the 20th century. Here he carries forward the story, showing how the Americans, far from […]

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