Speaking truth to our ally Israel Thomas R. PickeringBrent Scowcroft - The Washington Post | December 31st 2016

Brent Scowcroft served as national security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush. Thomas R. Pickering is a former undersecretary of state and served as ambassador to the United Nations and Israel, among other places. Scowcroft and Pickering are chairman emeritus and the current chairman, respectively, of the U.S./Middle East Project. In recent days, the Obama administration has undertaken two significant actions regarding the Israeli-Palestinian issue. It refrained from vetoing a resolution at the U.N. Security Council that, among other things, detailed ...

Has Obama "Betrayed" Israel at the UN? Henry Siegman - The National Interest | December 28th 2016

Has Obama "Betrayed" Israel at the UN?If there has been a betrayal in this latest chapter of America's relations with Israel, it is Netanyahu who has betrayed President Obama. Has America’s president betrayed Israel, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of his government bitterly accused after President Obama failed to veto a UN Security Council resolution that condemned Israel for its settlements in the West Bank? True, President Obama told the international community in his address to the UN General Assembly in 2011 that an ...

What President Obama Must Tell Israel Before January Henry Siegman - The National Interest | November 4th 2016

There has been much speculation during the electoral campaign season whether there is still something President Obama could do before the end of his term to change the course of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Most of this speculation has focused on the possibility President Obama would finally support a UN Security Council resolution that spells out terms of reference for a two-state agreement, ending Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. The critical moment of decision for such a presidential intervention is now, as Israel is about to cross a line with its illegal settlement project ...
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