Why the Israeli “wall” is a flawed model for the U.S.-Mexican border
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Why the Israeli “wall” is a flawed model for the U.S.-Mexican border

By: Lauren Mellinger Since announcing his candidacy for president of the United States, Republican candidate (and occasional front-runner for the GOP nomination) businessman Donald Trump has chosen to make reforming American immigration policy a primary focus of his campaign. Central to his plan is the construction of a wall spanning the U.S.-Mexican border. During the … Continue reading

The ‘Third Intifada’ in historical perspective: the resurgence of the cross-generational Palestinian struggle?
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The ‘Third Intifada’ in historical perspective: the resurgence of the cross-generational Palestinian struggle?

By: Aurelie Buytaert Word of a Third Intifada is spreading in Israel, the Palestinian territories and in medias around the world – relayed by some, denied by others. Politicians and activists have focused regional and global attention on the conflict through this term as it resonates in history, and easily started eclipsing other discourses on the … Continue reading

The embattled and weary Two-State Solution is still the only game in town
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The embattled and weary Two-State Solution is still the only game in town

By: Charles P. Kirchofer With the Oslo Accords all but dead and support for a two-state solution declining among both Israelis and Palestinians, it is tempting to abandon the idea altogether. There is no conceivable alternative, however. The longer two states are not a reality in Israel/Palestine, the worse things will become—especially for Israel. In … Continue reading

A third Lebanon War?
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A third Lebanon War?

By Matthew Williams: The volatile relationship between Israel and Hizbullah has worsened since early 2015 and has threatened to deteriorate into open war. A Third Lebanon War would have significant repercussions not only for Israel, but for the entire region. Lebanon faces a major crisis: it now contains over 1-1.5 million Syrian and Palestinian refugees; and … Continue reading