Editor: Rob Malley

Robert Malley is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the U.S./Middle East Project, and editor of the US/MEPolicy series. He is also the Director of the International Crisis Group's Middle East and North Africa Program.

Individual Briefs

August 2, 2011
‘Facts on the Ground’ in Israel/Palestine
June 23, 2011
Perspectives on the Arab Spring
March 2, 2011
The Middle East in the Aftermath of the Revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia
September 10, 2010
Israel, Iran and the United States
September 3, 2010
Preparing for the End Game: United Nations Membership for Palestine
July 9, 2010
The Palestinian ‘Reconciliation’ Maze
June 2, 2010
The New Iraq and the Palestine Question
May 1, 2010
Peacekeeping in Palestine
December 11, 2007
Looking Back, Looking Forward: Washington’s Playbook After Annapolis
November 10, 2007

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General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

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Will Greater Israel Transform into Greater Palestine?

The future for Israelis and Palestinians has never been bleaker than it is now, in the wake of the savage assault by two Palestinians on Jewish worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue.

The trauma of the event falls most heavily on Israelis, for Palestinians in the West Bank have lived for some time now in despair of their future and the future of their children, seeing no end to Israel’s occupation. In contrast, many Israelis have believed that denying millions of Palestinians in the West Bank their right to self-determination and statehood is a “sustainable” state of affairs. This illusion has been shattered by the assault on the Jerusalem synagogue. Israelis are now experiencing some of the insecurity and hopelessness so deeply felt by Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, and also by Israel’s Arabs, particularly the ones in East Jerusalem.

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