The Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas is growing increasingly intolerant of criticism. Last week the PA blocked eight websites tied to an Abbas rival.
The decision, which is part of a broader settlement expansion, could pave the way for similar legalizations. Prospects for meaningful peace talks just grew dimmer.
The Geneva Accord – a joint effort by Israelis and Palestinians – details what a credible, negotiated peace agreement could look like. It addresses all the major issues, including security arrangements, the status of Jerusalem, access to holy places, borders, settlements, and refugees.
A Middle East analyst seeks, through many conversations and a bit of offbeat humor, a resolution to the conflict.
In a rare allegation, Britain accused its ally of forging passports used in January's Dubai assassination of a Hamas operative. The diplomatic fallout could be significant, with Netanyahu – in Washington today – already facing strained US ties.
Across the Middle East, what would never happen in polite company now appears on broadcasts of The Doha Debates – discussion of controversy.
The Geneva Initiative, a group of prominent Israelis and Palestinians, on Tuesday presented a blueprint for comprehensive peace. Next step: public debate.
Membership in the EU would be a win-win-win.