It is impossible to predict how events will unfold - perhaps a leader with the vision and bravery of Mandela will emerge to steer us through the difficulties. Regardless, the birth of a new binary nation will see upheaval, chaos and bloodshed but it is now inevitable. Obama can can either chose to continue with the illusion of two states or start the difficult journey for a lasting settlement.
By re-electing Benjamin Netanyahu the Israeli public has rejected the two-state solution.
It is difficult to believe that Hannah Weisfeld is an "employee of Hamas". The 33-year old English literature graduate from
Let me be clear that the answer does not lie in another military strike against Gaza that kills hundreds of civilians on beaches and in hospitals as much as in hideaways and on the battleground, wreaks havoc, puts paid to all arguments about proportionality as I understand them from my law years and then concludes balefully with a ceasefire that is not unlike previous documents.
When one talks about 'the evils of drink', it's pretty obvious that one isn't talking about Coca-Cola (although admittedly
US Secretary of State John Kerry must be chuffed at his success in bringing Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table. It took six visits to the region and hours of arm twisting behind the scenes to restart the peace talks that broke down in 2008.
An important question needs to be asked: is the Likud party really interested in peace?
When both sides have a claim to this small but strategically significant piece of land, the way to resolve the issue should be through negotiations between the parties, just as the EU is calling for. Why then has the EU prejudged the outcome of those negotiations by taking the Palestinian side of the argument?
The United Nations has voted in favour of upgrading the status of Palestine from entity to non member state in spite of opposition
United Nations states are set to vote on Palestinian statehood at the General Assembly on Thursday, as Israeli ministers