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 permanently embed the occupation both politically and economically.
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.
Could the Israeli prime minister be tempted to turn away from the far right and look left? Unlikely but not impossible.
Israel says the goal is not to remove Hamas but to reassert Israel’s “deterrence” capability.
Hamas military commander killed as Israel launches new Gaza offensive.