Policy Paper: Reut’s Broad Tent and Red-Lines Approach

This policy paper outlines the concepts of 'broad tent' and 'red lines' which were created by the Reut Institute as key concepts and pillars of the systemic global response to the delegitimization campaign. The concepts of 'broad tent' and 'red lines' were formed in response to our diagnostics of the strategy of the assault on … Continue reading Policy Paper: Reut’s Broad Tent and Red-Lines Approach

The opportunity in September for Israel re-engagement

In a paper published by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), Tal Becker examines the scenarios likely to unfold at the UN this September, the regional and domestic factors, and the various implications of potential UN recognition of Palestinian statehood. While he notes potential threats, he also considers potential opportunities such as preservation … Continue reading The opportunity in September for Israel re-engagement

Israel’s Arab Citizens: More Palestinian than the Palestinians?

Recent statements by official leaders of Israel's Arab citizens reflect increased reference to 'outstanding issues' between Israel and the Palestinians and an attempt to take a more senior role in the Palestinian National Movement. MEMRI has an interesting translation of some recent statements by members of the Israeli Arab leadership Jamal Zahalka said that that … Continue reading Israel’s Arab Citizens: More Palestinian than the Palestinians?

The Kosovo and Lithuanian Precedents and Palestinian Unilateralism

Yesterday's blog about Palestinian unilateralism touched on the potential relevancy gap Israel finds itself in. In this context, an article by David Horowitz touches on two precedents - Kosovo and Lithuania - which are useful in understanding how the international community may respond to a Palestinian unilateral declaration. David Horowitz of the Jerusalem Post stresses … Continue reading The Kosovo and Lithuanian Precedents and Palestinian Unilateralism

Potential Israeli Relevancy Gap in the Palestinian Arena: Palestinian Unilateralism

Recent trends regarding Palestinian threats to unilaterally declare a state coupled with Israel's response to them suggest a potential relevancy gap (the gap between a mindset and divergent reality). This gap could ultimately lead to Israel being strategically surprised. Current trends suggest that the Palestinians prefer unilateralism to negotiations. Palestinian officials continue to raise the … Continue reading Potential Israeli Relevancy Gap in the Palestinian Arena: Palestinian Unilateralism