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A Modern Guernica Enabled by Washington
The Obama Administration sent Secretary of State John Kerry to Israel to insist on a cease fire in Gaza. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responds not only with a no but with a “hell no” and Kerry backed down, but Bibi didn't let it end there, telling Kerry and US Ambassador Daniel Shapiro "don't ever... Read More
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But Not About Peace
In the real world diplomacy is most often successful when two sides represent parties that can each speak with one voice and that have clearly defined objectives that they seek to attain within the framework of a final agreement. This perhaps explains why so many United States’ negotiations worldwide, often erroneously described as diplomacy, have... Read More
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Palestinians Should Walk Away
Australian-American former Ambassador Martin Indyk is the lead negotiator for Secretary of State John Kerry’s Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative. He heads a nearly all-Jewish American negotiating team, including David Makovsky, a “mapping expert” from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) spin-off Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP). Indyk is currently briefing an array of... Read More
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Recognition of "Jewish State" is a Deal Breaker
The death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma for eight years, followed shortly after the tenth visit of Secretary of State Kerry to Israel in just the past six months as he continued his search for a conclusive peace to end the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian West... Read More
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Some years ago I worked for a bank in Bahrain owned by several Arab governments. Having been on the payroll of a US bank for a number of years I found the atmosphere at my new employer quite refreshing. All memos my colleagues wrote were remarkably honest and occasionally amusing. About the Islamic Bank of... Read More
The Palestinian bid to obtain recognition of statehood by the United Nations has clearly irked some power players in Washington. The United States has already made plain its intention to veto the application in the Security Council but is, at the moment, more concerned with delaying the vote for as long as possible, possibly in... Read More
I have a piece up at Asia Times today about the Palestinian application for full state recognition at the UN, Palestine: Mission Accomplished for China. The affair is a big black eye for President Obama, who gets to look like Israel’s rent boy. The Chinese government is rather happy, since the Palestinian bid has shifted... Read More
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A Modern Guernica Enabled by Washington