Diplomacy

Is Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Heading in New Directions?

How will the Coronavirus crisis change the dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and what is Russia’s rare opportunity? Only six weeks ago, Israeli-Palestinian relations were on the brink of eruption. The Palestinians were infuriated by President Donald Trump’s peace plan, Israel was preparing to extend … Read More

Israel Needs Better Strategy for Palestinian Conflict

The Palestinian reaction to President Donald Trump’s peace initiative has been depressingly predictable. The Palestinians angrily rejected the plan and are now preparing a diplomatic campaign against it. Meanwhile, popular unrest and violence are growing. Events in Gaza are also playing out according to a familiar script. … Read More

Trump’s Plan and Psychology of Arab-Israeli Peacemaking

Making peace between Israel and the Palestinians is about emotions just as much as about substance. While President Donald Trump’s plan offers substantial detail, it was introduced without taking the psychology of peacemaking into account. Advancing the plan now under such circumstances is nearly impossible. … Read More