Gulf concessions to Israel have yielded nothing in return

First published by TRT World on 14/10/2019 Several Gulf states have violated every negotiating tactic in their dealings with Israel and are giving away the keys to a kingdom that isn't theirs to give. The utopia of the Middle East free from conflict is not within reach at the moment. Conflict is likely to characterise …

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What better offer does Israel have than the Arab Peace Initiative?

First published by the Arab Weekly on 20/8/2017The last serious, sus­tained effort to bro­ker a deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians was made during the Obama administra­tion by then-US Secretary of State John Kerry. He tried over nine months to advance peace talks but his efforts met with failure and the breakout of the …

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Israel knows that it only has to bide its time to get everything it wants

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 22/5/2017 US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on 3 May, 2017 in Washington, DC. [Thaer Ganaim/Apaimages] Recent commemorations of the 69th anniversary of the Nakba followed the long-awaited meeting at the …

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