Tag Archives: Palestine

The Challenge of Resolving Modern-Day Territorial Disputes

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS The first step in resolving any international territorial dispute is for both parties to acknowledge their involvement in the conflict, said Brenda Shaffer, coauthor of the Washington-based political research organization Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ (FDD) recent publication “Occupied Elsewhere” (dealing with protracted international conflicts and territorial disputes) and Georgetown University professor of foreign policy and international

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An Overlooked Perspective of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

By JENNIFER SCHNEIDER     “If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.” This famous quote, by current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, sums up the Israeli-Arab conflict from the Jewish perspective, and it is seems to be true, as evidenced by recent

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The Only Path to Mideast Peace

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS     Israeli Ambassador to Mexico Jonathan Peled believes that the international community has an important role to play in helping to reach Mideast peace, mainly, to butt out and let the Palestinians and Israelis find their own solution to the 70-year-old conflict. “Without a doubt, the only way to resolve the conflict is through direct, face-to-face talks between

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