Regions / Israel
Instead of forging forward on a new path, the U.S. thrust has been to join an Israeli character assassination of elected Palestinian President Yaser Arafat.
Most of the actions needed to make this conviction a reality are the same issues that are being called for by Palestinians themselves, the establishment of rule of law, accountability of decisionmaking, and collective leadership--in other words, concrete
The U.S. first, and subsequently the EU, have adopted the Israeli view that the core of the problem is Yasir Arafat.
It might be time for Israel to confess to its true intentions in the Palestinian territories.
What is needed is a shot of adrenaline, and not a warmed-over initiative with no substance and no chance of success.
Without this real movement in the Middle East Peace Process, the world will continue to be jerked from one meeting to another, from one announcement to the next, each time losing interest, losing hope, and losing their own morality.
With the assassination of right-wing Israeli Minister Rehavam Ze'evi, the cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians is once again on the front burner. In the coming days, neither side of this bitter conflict will be at a loss for rhetoric to exp
In response to the assassination of rightwing Israeli Minister Rehavam Ze'evi Israeli forces entered El Bireh, Jenin and Al-Azeria east of Jerusalem, taking control of the areas and declaring curfews and assassinated Fatah activist Atef Abayat.
Whether or not the shaky cease-fire in effect since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States holds, the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace remain dim.
Today, Israel must choose between continuing an illegal occupation and preserving the self-defined nature of the State of Israel itself.