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Opinion: How to save the two-state solution

Observing the deadlock in negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, and arguing that this deadlock may lead to a renewal of violence, Anders Persson asks the question: what can the European Union do to help bring about a resolution of the conflict? The author advises for the EU to: a robust process of delegitimization of the … Continue reading

Palestinians say Israeli proposals suggest West Bank barrier as border

After Israel presented for the first time last week its position on the borders of a future Palestinian state, Palestinian officials said the proposal falls short of what the Palestinian side can accept, especially in regards to the status of East Jerusalem, over which Israel wants to keep sovereignty. The officials said Israel essentially proposed … Continue reading

Barghouti: ‘Withdrawal to ’67 lines would signal conflict’s end’

Marwan Barghouti, one of the most popular Palestinian public figure, said from Israeli jail that when Israel withdraws to pre-1967 borders, the conflict will end. “What’s more important today is to form a national unity government and pursue peaceful resistance, including negotiations,” he added. Barghouti was sentenced to five consecutive life terms in 2004 for his involvement … Continue reading

Netanyahu to unveil political plan in March?

Following a third meeting between Israeli and Palestinian envoys in Amman, both sides have agreed to meet again for a fourth time on January 25th, a day before the Quartet’s deadline. Before the last meeting, Israeli officials said they would try to arrange a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President … Continue reading

‘PA gives ‘borders and security’ positions to Israel’

A meeting between Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Jordan ended Tuesday night after the two sides had not met face-to-face for over a year, in which the Palestinians reportedly passed their positions on borders and security to Israel. Jerusalem Post, Israel Click here for the full story

Erekat urges Israel to halt settlements, pave way for talks

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat Monday reiterated the Palestinian Authority demands for a full cessation of settlement construction and acceptance of the pre-1967 lines as the basis for a two-state solution, saying this would pave the way for the resumption of real and serious negotiations between the two sides. Jerusalem Post, Israel Click here for the full story

Netanyahu balks at Abbas proposal for Palestinian state borders

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas recently provided representatives of the Middle East Quartet with a new proposal on borders for a Palestinian state and security arrangements that Israel would be provided in a peace agreement. The Quartet has demanded that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu provide a counterproposal, however Israel has refused to do so, saying … Continue reading

Hamas is ready to accept 1967 borders, says Abbas

The militant Islamic group Hamas is ready to accept a Palestinian state within 1967 and is open to a discussion of recognizing Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said yesterday. “I would wish that Hamas would agree to this,” Abbas told reporters during a visit to Vienna. “Maybe this will be an issue to talk about in … Continue reading

Hamas Edges Closer to the Mainstream: Agreeing to Nonviolence, Opening the Door to Recognizing Israel

Efforts are under way to bring Hamas into the PLO, or Palestine Liberation Organization, the umbrella for all Palestinian factions. The PLO is the one “brand” that still resonates with ordinary Palestinians, and Hamas has wanted to join it since at least 2005. If Hamas finally gets in, the implications would appear to be immense. … Continue reading

PA will resume peace talks if Israel freezes settlement building, Abbas says

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told a top U.S. official on Sunday that the Palestinian Authority was willing to cooperate with the Quartet on the Middle East in order to restart peace talks with Israel, but added that Israel had to both freeze all settlement construction and recognize the 1967 borders as the basis for negotiations. … Continue reading

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