Peace Process

October 9, 2020

Saudis on delegitimization campaign against Abbas, Palestinian Authority

By Baruch Yedid (TPS) — In the third and final part of a series of interviews given by Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan to Al-Arabiya, the senior Saudi official criticized the Palestinian leadership as part of what is now perceived […]
October 9, 2020

Commentary: Israel, UAE, Bahrain: Big Deal?

by Larry Brook When I was in elementary school, a local computer company had a conference room that didn’t really look like a formal conference room, with its 1970s vibe. A plaque on the door said “Big Deal Room.” Back […]
September 26, 2020

Egg on Face: John Kerry Personifies Failure in Middle East Peace

by Mitchell Bard It was no surprise that most of the Arabists and famous peace processors were silent following the landmark peace agreements signed between Israel, Bahrain, and the UAE. Besides not wanting to give the Trump administration any credit […]
September 21, 2020

PA stunned as Qatar accepts Trump framework for Israel-Palestinian solution

by Baruch Yedid (TPS) — The level of concern is rising in Ramallah after Qatar accepted the American Deal of the Century as a basis for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A joint statement by the United States and Qatar on […]
September 17, 2020

Abraham Accords expose hidden truths, may bring healing to fractured Jewish-Arab family

U.S. President Donald Trump, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyani sign the Abraham Accords on the […]
September 15, 2020

No matter what Israel does in the territories, Palestinians unite, threaten a Third Intifada

by Steven Emerson The Investigative Project on Terrorism Whether Israel’s government considers pursuing sovereignty in parts of the territories or decides against it, Palestinian factions of all stripes seem to find any justification to threaten violence against the Jewish state. […]
September 13, 2020

With CAIR’s influence among Democrats, would Biden be able to build upon Arab-Israeli normalization?

U.S. President Donald Trump listens as U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman addresses his remarks Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 in the Oval Office, at the announcement that the Kingdom of Bahrain is joining the United Arab Emirates in normalizing relations […]
September 11, 2020

Jewish, pro-Israel groups applaud agreement between Israel and Bahrain

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with King Hamed bin Issa of Bahrain during their bilateral meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 21, 2017. Credit: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead. by Jackson Richman (JNS) […]
September 9, 2020

Sidelined by Stubbornness: More than a Missed Opportunity for the Palestinians

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas addresses the U.N. Security Council concerning details of the Mideast peace plan put forth by the United States on Feb. 11, 2020. Credit: Eskinder Debebe/U.N. Photo. by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — If you had any […]
August 25, 2020

UAE trying to reconcile with Israel while funding UNRWA’s anti-Jewish Palestinian curriculum

by David Bedein The United Arab Emirates’ revolutionary recognition of Israel is now a fact of life.  At the same time, UAE pours $51 million per year, with no strings attached, into the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine […]
August 23, 2020

Does the Israel-UAE agreement truly end the Palestinian veto over Israeli-Arab relations?

U.S. President Donald Trump, joined by White House senior advisers, delivers a statement announcing the agreement of full normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Aug. 13, 2020. Credit: Joyce N. Boghosian/The White House. by Caroline […]