Israel — price of appeasement

Mar 21,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – Osama Al Sharif The withdrawal last week of a UN agency report accusing Israel of being an apartheid state will not change the stark findings and harsh conclusions that two distinguished researchers had reached. The report, titled “Israeli practices towards the Palestinian people and the […]

Not one, not two, but what?

Mar 07,2017 – JORDAN TIMES EDITORIAL Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday told a parliamentary committee that the US had warned that annexing the West Bank would spark an “immediate crisis” with the US administration. The Israeli minister made his statements before leaving for the US for talks with […]

At the upcoming Arab summit

Feb 28,2017 -JORDAN TIMES = Hasan Abu Nimah Amman will host the annual Arab leaders’ summit on March 29, 2017. On the agenda will be myriad of very difficult issues, probably topped by the Arab-Israeli conflict. Since the Arab League was created seven decades ago, this issue has been a regular […]

With no equitable solution, no peace

Feb 22,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – Michael Jansen Donald Trump’s short-lived suggestion the US could back the “one-state solution”, involving a bi-national Palestinian-Israeli state, instead of the internationally accepted “two-state solution”, alarmed Palestinians, Israelis and the international community. A day later, Trump’s UN ambassador Nikki Haley reaffirmed US’ endorsement of the […]

End the occupation!

Feb 22,2017 -JORDAN TIMES – Daoud Kuttab It is not entirely clear what the purpose of the casual comment on the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian problem made by US President Donald Trump during his press conference with Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu was. When commenting about the form that any “ultimate deal” […]

A Settler’s View of Israel’s Future

By YISHAI FLEISHERFEB. 14, 2017   CreditLauren Simkin Berke HEBRON, West Bank — Last week, Israel’s Parliament passed a controversial bill that allows the government to retroactively authorize contested West Bank Jewish communities by compensating previousPalestinian land claimants. Opposition parties warn that this law could open Israel to prosecution at […]