08/03/2011 Article

Permanent Temporariness

A two-state solution does not solve the problem of how to maintain Zionism, it compounds it.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Diplomacy, Hamas, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East, Palestinians

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Article posted on London Review of Books It was in 2003 that I realised something fundamental had changed. The door to the room in which

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31/01/2011 Article

What Prospect for Reconciliation?

Enmity towards Hamas has been so systemized that it would require dismantling everything built by Abbas and the US.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Democracy, Hamas, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinians

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Article posted on english.aljazeera.net Enmity towards Hamas has been so systemized that it would require dismantling everything built by Abbas and the US. Many may

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25/01/2011 Article

Misunderstanding Israeli Motives

Once Israel’s purpose is understood to be Zionist, the advantages and disadvantages of a Palestinian state coming into existence take on a very different balance.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Democracy, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Media, Palestinians

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Article posted on english.aljazeera.net Al Jazeera’s release of The Palestine Papers helps to make clear why there is no Palestinian state. It illuminates a key

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13/01/2011 Article

Why the Demise of the Middle East ‘Peace Process’ may be a Good Thing

Recognizing that a two-state solution is no longer on the cards opens the way for other paths that don’t depend on Western mediation.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Diplomacy, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Mediation, Middle East, Palestinians

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Article posted on The Christian Science Monitor Recognizing that a two-state solution is no longer in the cards opens the way for other paths that

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20/12/2010 Article

The Expiration of the ‘Peace Process’: Where now for the Middle East?

A ‘peace process’ that took Israel’s self-definition of its security needs has reached exhaustion.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Gaza, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East, Occupied Territories, Palestinians, West Bank

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Article posted on www.foreignpolicy.com A ‘peace process’ that, from its inception, took Israel’s self-definition of its own security needs as the sole determinate of the

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02/11/2010 Article

The True Significance of Ahmadinejad’s Lebanon Visit

The significance of President Ahmadinejad’s visit was the popular articulation of this awakening, and the profound struggle ahead that it portends.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Iran, Israel, Middle East

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Article posted on www.raceforiran.com Firstly, let us put to one side the nonsense: The President of Iran’s visit was not about embedding Lebanon as a

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