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Palestine Ends All Agreements with Israel and the United States

... relations with Israel. Russia reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to supporting the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination, including the establishment of an independent state within the 1967 lines with its capital in East Jerusalem, living peacefully and maintaining neighborly relations with Israel. The Special Presidential Representative of the Russian Federation pointed out that the proposal by Russia’s leadership to hold a face-to-face meeting between President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow without any preconditions remained on the table. At the same time, If Palestine is ready for negotiations, Benjamin Netanyahu might not be. In Israel, many of his political ...


One State Will Remain — for All

... Israel will now de-facto annex the whole area — lock, stock and barrel. This will (as I have previously foreseen) in reality create ONE state with one supreme sovereignty of all the territory in question. The intentions of Israel (and now those of the USA) are, that from this ONE state will "sub-license" bits of self-rule to territorial enclaves or patches, and this under severe conditions which are destined never to be met from either party. The "two-state" idea was in my view ...


Trump and Putin Arrive in the Middle East

... alternative 3-state solution if the bilateral result is not forthcoming. This forces the parties to engage and compromise, and subsequently put more pressure on the Palestinians if they seek to remain an autonomous state. It must also be made clear that Jerusalem will remain as the sole capital of Israel as no city can become the capital of two sovereign states. Essentially, the Jewish capital in Jerusalem will cost Ukraine any hope of regaining Crimea. The next step, which if leveraged with strong intent,...


Western Democracy Is on Trial, More than Any Time Since WWII

... — Roughly a quarter-century ago, the world seemed poised for a triumph of democracy and human rights unprecedented in human history. As Francis Fukuyama famously noted in “The End of History,” the end of the Cold War marked the end of thousands of years of ideological struggle, and the spread of Western Democratic capitalist ideals all around the world was inevitable with the demise of the Soviet Union. It was the end of history as we knew it: nothing could stand anymore in the way of ...


Grading Obama’s Middle East Strategy (Sensibly): Part I

... revolutions and wars are way off the mark. Locals were just as surprised as Americans at the Arab Spring, as well. As far as Israel/Palestine, Obama inherited a Bibi Netanyahu who had little-to-no desire to take the steps necessary for peace and an emasculated ... ... Israel announced the construction of 1,600 settlement housing units to be built on illegally occupied, disputed land in East Jerusalem (which was occupied in 1967 along with the West Bank and Gaza and which Israel has held in defiance of multiple binding ...


Elections in Israel, Iran Issue, Palestinian State: What Is Obama’s Biggest Headache?

... to the European Union, which demands creation of a Palestinian state. Second, the Iran issue is another stumbling block. The USA is going out of its way to achieve an agreement with Iran on its nuclear programme. Barack Obama knows well that, if Iran ... ... government is more likely than not to be right-wing, which means it will be still more difficult to achieve a compromise with Palestine and Israel’s position vis-á-vis Iran will harden. This is a serious challenge for Obama because balancing ...


The Ferguson Intifada, or Why African-Americans are America’s Palestinians

... British Empire conquered Palestine from the Ottoman Turks, even after several waves of Jewish immigration there were roughly only 60,000 Jews to 81,000 Christians, 650,000 Muslims, and 7,000 Druze; Jews were only about 7.5% of the population of Ottoman Palestine, though tens of thousands of Arabs and some Jews left or were forced out during the war, shifting the balance of Jews to almost 7.9% in 1918. True, a significant number of these were the community of Jews who had survived the Roman wars and expulsions of the first and second-centuries ...


Palestine-Israel Talks: Temporary Deadlock or Total Failure?

... of the exiting frontiers. Nevertheless, after some more squeezing on the part of the White House, in summer 2009, Mr. Netanyahu agreed to the "two states for two peoples" principle in a policy speech, effectively recognizing an independent Palestine in today's borders, although with several strict conditions, i.e. demilitarization of the new state, recognition of Israel as a Jewish state , and preservation of two Israeli nixes related to the transfer of East Jerusalem – the single capital of the State of Israel – and return of Palestinian refugees to the Israeli territory [2] . Of course, this peace plan was unacceptable for the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) that insisted on the Israeli ...


Predicting critical events, an institutional challenge.

... went into crafting a safeguards deal with the IAEA- whose short lived success was attributed by some to the branded diplomacy product known as smart power- sending the entire process back to square one. Billions of dollars are spent annually, and thousands of jobs are created in government and the private sector by all major actors. Yet there seems to be an inability to act with mental toughness and provide the sound analysis that avoids “miscalculations.” The European Community dawdled ...


The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Wasted Breath or a Gleam of Hope?

... Palestinians that are not at all addressed by a question of land for peace: question of refugees, historical guilt and narratives, Jerusalem, mutual recognition. If it were that simple it could have been resolved a long time ago. Some experts on the Middle East ... ... about the willingness to make far-reaching concessions in conditions of such uncertainty. Central Elections Commission – Palestine Palestinian election results by constituency The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a problem that no president since Nixon ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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