There Is No Israeli Partner

The claim that there is no one to talk to on the Palestinian side is a common one in contemporary Israeli discourse. However, scrutiny of the history of talks between Israel and its neighbors reveals that the no-partner claim has been a part of the Israeli-Arab conflict from its outset.

The claim that there is no one to talk to on the Palestinian side is a common one in Israeli discourse, seemingly an axiom. The Netanyahu-Barak-Lieberman...