"But even this modest, skeptical and realistic approach should not blind us to one simple fact: Israel will not be able to continue its policy of dispossession on Palestinian land, whether in East Jerusalem or other areas of the West-Bank." Huh? The evidence that "one simple fact" had any currency amongst the Israeli leadership is sadly absent, in fact the machinations of the past few days suggest something completely opposite. Unless, that is, the author believe that the US reaction to the leadership's crude maneuvers effected a spontaneous paradigm shift of enormous proportions! But that would suggest a naivety of enormous proportions - let's hope the author was just getting a little sloppy at the end of an otherwise (mostly) sensible article, desiring a somewhat optimistic ending, the reality after all is a downer.
Suspected Islamist militants attack Mali UN base, several dead (Reuters)
from the article: Are peace talks doomed to fail before they start?
Friends and family describe Haitham Saada as a smart and gentle boy – and now a martyr, too. What led up to the Palestinian 14-year-old's death by IDF gunfire one Friday afternoon? His loved ones may never find out.08:37 12.02.16 | 0 comments