No independent sovereign Palestinian state - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Jania
    • 06.03.10 | 17:25 (IST)

    If Obama thinks there will be a viable, independent, and sovereign Palestinian State, he is sadly mistaken. A Palestinian state would soon be ruled by Iran and Syria, just as Gaza is now ruled by Hamas leaders in Syria and just as Iraq will be ruled by Iran when our troops leave and the Taliban will take over Afghanistan. This decision to go to indirect talks is a major step backwards. We are no longer using the "road map" but have taken a detour in the wrong direction. For more than a year, Abbas has refused direct talks. His childishness has paid off. Almost every domestic and foreign policy decision Obama has made so far has failed. Pushing a health plan that Americans don't want while unemployment soars has damaged our economy. Taking a weak stance in foreign policy decisions has brought us contempt from our adversaries. North Korea, Iran, and Syria laugh at us. Now that Obama is destroying the U.S. as a world leader, will he attempt to destroy Israel as well?

    from the article: Exclusive: U.S. vows to assign blame if Israel-PA talks fail
    First published 14:10 05.03.10 | Last updated 19:59 05.03.10
Haaretz Headlines
Palestinian boy looks at  school yard in the village of Sour Baher in East Jerusalem. March 5 2002.

How many new schools does East Jerusalem have?

Statistics released by the municipality last week don’t correspond with data recently given by various council departments to a local NGO.

Obama speaking at American University in Washington, August 5, 2015.

'Iran deal won't affect Jewish support for Democrats'

Jewish community isn't concerned with one issue, U.S. president tells the Forward, insists that deal's detractors will see its value once 'smoke clears.'

Woman in transit
Why I refused to give up my seat for a Haredi man

It was a simple request, but it hit a deep nerve.

11:34 31.08.15 | 5 comments
Yentl the matchmaker in "Fiddler on the Roof"

The dating shame: Orthodox obsession with externals

As a married woman, I get to see the other side of the dating world these days – that of the ‘matchmaker’ – and wonder what message is being sent to my generation of bright, religiously passionate women