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Snapshot,
Martin van Creveld

Now that Sharon has passed away, there are two things Israelis might learn from him. The first is his exceptional ability as a daring, if headstrong, commander who has no equal in his country’s history. The second is that, if they ever want to have peace, they must take the road that he, during his last years as prime minister, indicated.

Snapshot,
Nathan Thrall

Whoever replaces Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad will have to commit to one of two strategies: winning domestic favor through confrontation with Israel or winning desperately needed Western support through cooperation. For years, the West Bank leadership has tried to straddle the two and, in turn, has born all the costs of both strategies while reaping none of the benefits.

Snapshot,
Tareq Baconi

Calm has been restored to Gaza and southern Israel, but if the cease-fire is to last, Israel and the international community need to engage Hamas diplomatically. Fortunately, the organization has shown a willingness to move beyond its hardline ideology and act practically.

Postscript,
Robert Blecher

Palestinian statements that the recent UN vote to grant Palestine nonmember observer status will save the peace process are vacuous -- as pointless as the hand-wringing among U.S. and Israeli officials about the move's death blow to negotiations. After all, it is impossible to revive what is dead, just as it is impossible to kill it again.

Snapshot,
Thanassis Cambanis

The latest round of fighting in Gaza gave Hamas room to paper over growing rifts between its Gaza-based leadership and its leadership in exile. But eventually the group will need to resolve internal disputes over working with Iran, working with Arab capitals, and negotiating with Israel -- or face decline.

Snapshot,
Ehud Yaari

With Israel and Hamas once again locked in a shooting war, it's time to think about what a more sustainable ceasefire might look like.

Snapshot,
Khaled Elgindy

This month, protesters in the West Bank demanded the ouster of top Palestinian Authority figures. But the anger Palestinians feel toward their leaders cannot be separated from their larger frustration with the Israeli occupation and the failing peace process that created the PA in the first place.

Essay, Sept/Oct 2012
Daniel Byman and Natan Sachs

Israeli authorities in the West Bank have long worried about stopping Palestinian terrorism. Now, they need to add a new item to the agenda: stopping radical Jewish settlers who have begun attacking innocent Palestinians and Israeli soldiers alike. Jerusalem has to the stop the violence, and Washington should help.

Snapshot,
Daniel Byman and Natan Sachs

Israeli authorities in the West Bank have long worried about stopping Palestinian terrorism. Now, they need to add a new item to the agenda: stopping radical Jewish settlers who have begun attacking innocent Palestinians and Israeli soldiers alike. Jerusalem has to the stop the violence, and Washington should help.

Response,
Ghassan Khatib and Michael Bröning

Demanding Palestinian recognition of Israel without offering a matching Israeli concession is the least productive means of advancing genuine political progress.

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