FORMER US PRESIDENT Jimmy Carter, in a New York Times editorial “Two-State Solution on the Line,” invokes his view a month previous at the Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem and reflects that
The rate of settlement growth in East Jerusalem and the West Bank is staggering. There are now more than 500,000 Israeli settlers living beyond the Green Line, in violation of international law. Their numbers have doubled since the Oslo peace accords of 1993. Thousands more settlement homes are planned or under construction.
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Tagged Ariel Sharon, Camp David, Hamas, Israel, Jimmy Carter, Middle East, Oslo Accords, Palestine, PLO, Said Aburish, Two State Solution, UNGA, West Bank
IN THIS LATEST of the Gaza Wars, a little noted symmetry offers insight into developments which doubtless portend the years ahead. The symmetry to which I refer concerns the names attached to the battles of 2008-09 and 2012.
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Tagged Amud Ana’an, Cast Lead, Gaza, Hamas, Iran, Iron Dome, Israel, Mivtza Oferet Yetzuka, Operation Sajil Stones, Palestine, Pillar of Cloud