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An approach to the different “narratives”: Don’t let them prevent Arab-Jewish coalition-building

There is a remarkable essay by Hussein Ibish, a Palestinian American who is a Senior Fellow with the American Task Force On Palestine, on the ATFP’s web site. Called “Sense, Nonsense and Strategy in the New Palestinian Political Landscape,” it allows us to eavesdrop on the internal Palestinian American conversation about what is to be […]

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Israeli columnist: Cutting Gaza’s fuel supply is just “spin”

Americans for Peace Now’s latest “Middle East Peace Report” (link doesn’t work, so go to has some provocative critiques of the Israeli move to cut Gaza’s fuel supply, including lengthy excerpts from a column by Nahum Barnea in today’s Yedioth Ahoronot. I keep waiting to read sensible justifications for this action from the Israeli […]

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Jerusalem dispatch: A sliver of hope for the Arab League peace plan?

People on the Americans for Peace Now Board are in Israel. Ori Nir, their spokesperson, is sending interesting dispatches, some of which appear on their web site: Below is a dispatch that gets into some of the nuances of the policies being considered in Israel in light of the recent disaster in the Gaza […]