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Kristof Pleads Guilty to Double Standards

NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof pleads guilty to unfairly holding Israel to a higher standard. After saying that Palestinians in the West Bank should be allowed to vote in Israeli elections, Kristof explains: That’s what democracy means: people have the right to vote on the government that controls their lives. Some of my Israeli friends

Monday Morning Media Mix 10/03/2011

What to read before your work day begins? What Happened Before Nothing Happened? — Hillary Clinton kvetches that “nothing has happened” with the peace process. She might be be surprised at what’s “happened” since she first endorsed Palestinian statehood in 1998. Land Without Peace: Why Abbas Went to the UN — Debunking the media myth that Israeli

The Drift of Clinton’s Blame Game

UPDATE Sept. 24, 10:40 pm: Bibi responded to Bubba in an interview with ABC’s David Muir. And Ed Morrissey comments: If [the Palestinians] want the deal Arafat rejected, then come back to the table and propose it. Elliott Abrams raises another point: Clinton also failed to note what Israel has done under Netanyahu to help

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The Story Behind Our Video

Perhaps the biggest media myth is that Israel and its leaders simply aren’t interested in peace. The seeds of our new video, Don’t Be Misled – Israel Wants Peace go back one year ago this month. That’s when Time magazine blared on its cover, Why Israel Doesn’t Care About Peace. Outraged readers gave Time the grand prize: the

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Financial Times: No Interest in Principle

Israel’s three conditions for engaging Hamas are a matter of principle. You don’t negotiate with people who want to kill you. You don’t negotiate with people who don’t recognize your existence. And you don’t negotiate with people who don’t intend to honor previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements. If you do, you reward — and legitimize – a terror

NYT Slams Door on PaliLeaks Thesis

While we were all distracted by Egypt, the NY Times Magazine published an in-depth look at the Abbas-Olmert peace talks. Before the publication of the Palestine papers, Israeli journalist Bernard Avishai interviewed the principle players,  Mahmoud Abbas and Ehud Olmert independently; both confirmed they were remarkably close to a peace deal. THE ISSUES THAT were supposed to be

Rounding Up the Reax to PaliLeaks

A collection of what’s being said about the sturm und drang of the Palestinian Papers published in The Guardian: Elliott Abrams: Third, what some newspapers are calling “offers” or “agreements” made in the 2007-2008 negotiations are far less than that–are in fact most often preliminary probes or efforts to smoke out the other side. The Israelis

The Palestine Papers: So What?

So the Palestinian Authority and its Fatah cadres are having a hissy fit over a slew of documents leaked to Al-Jazeera and then shared with The Guardian. Big yawn. The whole leak is just a localized version of Wikileaks, ultimately more embarrassing for the Palestinians than for Israel, though there’s plenty of room to ruminate “What if

The Post-Annapolis Blame Game

Israel’s opponents laying the groundwork for blame if peace process fails.

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