Peace Process? What Peace Process?

If you’re wondering what President Obama plans to do next about peace between Israel and the Palestinians just read his West Point speech this week.

Nothing.  He didn’t mention it once.

He only mentioned Israel twice and then in reference to other issues – Egypt’s peace treaty and Iran’s nuclear ambitions – and the Palestinians not at all.

Kerry Calls On U.S. Jews To Support Peace Talks


Secretary of State John Kerry said talks toward a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians were critical and U.S. Jews could play a role in advancing them.

On Egypt, Cause For Optimism And Concern

Special To The Jewish Week

A young cab driver in Israel was shocked when a historian friend of mine mentioned to him the difficulty of fighting Egypt during the War of Independence in 1948.

“Egypt?” the man asked in amazement. “Egypt was our enemy?”

Israel Can Help Egypt, After Peace With PA

Special To The Jewish Week

After Egypt’s wondrous revolution the Middle East will never be the same again. Egypt is so large and so consequential that such profound political change there is bound to impact everything, including the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Is it a threat to peacemaking or an opportunity?

"Budrus," The Real Thing: Or Why Is Israel Jailing Non-Violent Palestinian Protesters?

There was a lot of hype when the documentary "Budrus," about a nascent non-violent protest movement in the West Bank, opened earlier this year.  But it died down quickly.  Well hats off to Michelle Goldberg, who in today's issue of Tablet, puts the spotlight on a Budrus non-violent activist who's been denied his release from an Israel prison.

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