"“Mr. Friedman’s rhetorical extremism is cause for grave concern on its own . . . But it is matched, if not superseded, by the extremism of his positions on Israel, which demonstrate that he cannot be an impartial broker of peace or an effective diplomat."
Yossi Alpher: "A significant majority of Israelis do not want to annex the West Bank, and they support a Jewish and democratic future . . . but this same public is frightened of Arab chaos, bruised from the unilateral withdrawal from Gaza, disappointed with the peace camp’s repeated failures under past prime ministers, brainwashed by messianic hyper-nationalist politicians, and unimpressed by... View details ⇨
President Obama: "[Settlements are] not the sole reason for [the Israeli-Palestinian conflict], but they’re a contributing factor . . . We are reaching a tipping point where the pace of settlements, during the course of my presidency, has gotten so substantial that it’s getting harder and harder to imagine an effective, contiguous Palestinian state. And I think that would have long-term... View details ⇨
Gershon Baskin: "Netanyahu breeds division and fosters hatred, blatantly and much too effectively, between groups within Israeli society . . . We need a leader who loves Israel more than he loves himself."
Chemi Shalev: "Israelis and Palestinians have a lot in common, unfortunately: They share the tendency to exonerate themselves and to pin all the blame on the other side. They are masters of self-victimization and thus incapable of empathizing with the other. They are increasingly inclined to choose extremism over moderation, religious fanaticism over secular rationality. They are paralyzed in... View details ⇨
APN's Lara Friedman: "Rash action by Trump on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is preordained to trigger a dangerous political dynamic in Congress and the UN, the results of which will have nothing to do with Israel and the Palestinians. Those results will, however, have far-reaching and potentially devastating implications for the security, health, and economic well-being of all Americans."