Monday, August 30, 2010

Latest analysis of negotiations, from Josh Ruebner

So long as peace talks are configured as they were before, hope is in jeopardy. Our own Josh Ruebner writes in today's "The Hill."

Obama sets himself up for failure on peace talks

By Josh Ruebner - 08/30/10 06:16 PM ET

Speaking before State Department personnel on his third day in office, President Obama stated it would be his administration’s policy to “actively and aggressively seek a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians, as well as Israel and its Arab neighbors.”

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Don't Look Too Excited about Negotiations!

We swear that we didn't alter this photo released by the State Department from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's and Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell's press briefing on August 20 announcing the resumption of direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Yikes! They look about as happy as two people being led to the guillotine. Can you just sense their enthusiasm and excitement for yet another round of more process, less peace? If the two of them can't get jazzed, then it looks like it's a foregone conclusion that the September 2 negotiations will be just as much of a photo-op--nothing more, nothing less--than President Bush's belated attempt at peacemaking at Annapolis in 2007. Want more analysis of what the resumption of direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations means? Be sure to check out our "Top Ten Reasons for Skepticism" on our website. And be sure to sign our petition to the Obama Administration reminding the President of something his Administration has not yet grasped: for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations to be successful, they must be based on human rights, international law, and UN resolutions. Help us collect 5,000 signatures for us to deliver to the President before negotiations begin on September 2 by clicking here. For more info on the resumption of negotiations, visit us at: What's your opinion on the resumption of negotiations? Leave a comment below.