Mahmoud Abbas Holds the Key to Peace

We don’t need the Palestinians to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, but we do need to hear them say - publicly - that they accept us.

I’m not sure whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was right to once again place the issue of Palestinian recognition of Israel as the Jewish nation-state in the center of political discourse. It is possible that people are right who say that Netanyahu’s purpose was to make the negotiations even more difficult. But we must remember that it was Tzipi Livni who first raised the issue,...