Peace Process or War Process?

by Daniel Pipes Middle East Quarterly Fall 2009 When Barack Obama announced in June 2009 about Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, “I’m confident that if we stick with it, having started early, that we can make some serious progress this year,” he displayed a touching, if naïve optimism. Indeed, his determination fits a well-established pattern of determination by […]

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Netanyahu’s Quiet Success

by Daniel Pipes Jerusalem Post September 30, 2009 Almost unnoticed, Binyamin Netanyahu won a major victory last week when Barack Obama backed down on a signature policy initiative. This about-face suggests that U.S.-Israel relations are no longer headed for the disaster I have been fearing. Barack Obama officiates between Binyamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel […]

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GAZA CHILDREN STAGE MOCK ABDUCTION OF ISRAELI SOLDIER

  In a further sign of radicalization in the Gaza Strip, children in Hamas-run summer camps recently reenacted the abduction of Israeli Corporal Gilad Shalit in the presence of top Hamas officials, The Jerusalem Post reported. “This sends a message,” one Israeli defense official said. “This is Hamas’s way of showing Palestinian children that kidnapping […]

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