Category Archives: ‘Peace’ Process

The absurdity of land swaps

Recent hints about what might be in Donald Trump’s deal of deals indicate that it includes Israel annexing parts of Judea and Samaria containing major settlement blocks, in return for “land swaps” in which a Palestinian entity would receive land … Continue reading

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Divorcing the Palestinians

One of the favorite lines heard from Israel’s Left is that they want to “separate” from the Palestinians, or, lately, to “divorce” them. This may sound like a good idea, but it is a poor analogy. In the usual divorce, … Continue reading

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Friedman’s Lens and Sisyphean Mud

Matti Friedman explains what should be obvious when he says that there is no Israeli-Palestinian conflict: There isn’t an Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the way that many outsiders seem to think, and this perception gap is worth spelling out. It has … Continue reading

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Question Time

Here are some answers to real questions that I’ve been asked. No, I am not an authority on anything, but my views are at least as considered (and probably more so) than those of celebrities and politicians that are often … Continue reading

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Jordan can be Palestine

It turns out that I agree with Yair Netanyahu, the 27-year old son of the Prime Minister. Yair was sharply criticized after he posted the following on his Facebook page: There will not be peace here until: 1. All the … Continue reading

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