Israeli settlements in the West Bank cause misery for Palestinians - but, of course, one must lend equal weight to the joy that bubbly soft drinks bring to the rest of us.
"Could a common state solution more easily resolve the deadlock than the two-state solution I and many others have long-favoured?"
While the Israeli government's plans for a rail network linking Israel to the West Bank and Gaza may bring a slight improvement in living standards, it also has the potential to erase Palestinian opportunities for independent economic development and perm
Having reported on the conflict for years, James Rodgers explains why energy and ambition alone will not be enough to secure peace.
Whether we’re willing to admit it or not, Israel’s the Palestinian “peace process” is dead. There’s no hope of any success for a two-state solution.
If you want the bottom line about why William Hague and other dignitaries are in Israel for sham talks about peace, look at the bottom line.
As long as Israel can count on a blank cheque from the international community, it will continue to displace more Palestinians and further abuse and curtail their rights.
A general boycott plays into the hands of Israel's hard-right leaders. Instead, we should punish firms and institutions that operate in the Occupied Territories.
Separation and discrimination is a numbing fact of life for Palestinians in the West Bank.