Kerry said the “A” word; so have many Israelis

Secretary of State John Kerry prompted a diplomatic gasp and a Ted Cruz hissy fit  by warning of the dangers of apartheid if Israel and the Palestinians can't achieve a workable two-state solution.  Kerry's  private comment was uncharacteristically undiplomatic but not without truth. A Boston Globe editorial sums up succinctly Israel's dilemma if a two-state solution fails …

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Palestine/Israel negotiations: no partners for peace

The latest  bad news from the Middle East is that the Palestinian Authority (the Fatah faction) has entered a "unity pact" with militant group Hamas, which has pledged never  to recognize the right of Israel to exist. The talks were set to end next week, and, even before the "unity pact," it was highly uncertain …

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