Tagged: Israel

Israel says no to Gaza inquiry

Israel has dismissed the UN fact-finding mission’s recommendation that the Israeli government launch an independent investigation into “serious violations” of international law during last year’s war in Gaza.  Journalism Professor Bob Zelnick, a former ABC News Middle East correspondent and author of “Israeli Unilateralism: Beyond Gaza,” says the UN report authored by South African jurist […]

Bibi backs two-state, with caveats

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has finally accepted the goal of a Palestinian state, but with so many caveats that the Palestinians may not want to talk about it.  College of Communication journalism Professor Robert Zelnick, a former ABC News Middle East correspondent, can discuss the possible impact of this latest move. Contact Robert Zelnick, 617-353-5007, […]

Obama and Israeli settlements

Headed to the Middle East, President Obama has played down the differences between his administration and Israel’s leaders about settlements on the West Bank, which he wants frozen.  Journalism Professor Robert Zelnick, author of “Israeli Unilateralism: Beyond Gaza” and former ABC News correspondent, says he expects Obama to hold his ground “to win the tolerance […]

U.S.-Israel settlements rift widens

President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton are pressing Israel to freeze the building of settlements on Israel’s West Bank.  Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu insists any freeze would only be part of an end-game peace solution with the Palestinian government.  College of Communication journalism Professor Robert Zelnick, a former ABC News Middle East correspondent and […]

Bibi and Barack have first face-to-face

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is expected to put a priority on Iran’s nuclear ambitions when he meets today with President Obama, an indication that Palestinian statehood, backed by the U.S. but not endorsed by Netanyahu, can wait.  College of Communication Professor Robert Zelnick, a former long-time ABC News correspondent in the Middle East, can offer […]

Netanyahu promises peace effort

Journalism Professor Robert Zelnick, author of “Israeli Unilateralism: Beyond Gaza“ and former ABC News correspondent, says that the Israeli Labor Party joining the coalition with Israeli PM-designate Benjamin Netanyahu’s party means Netanyahu has an opportunity to make peace with the Palestinians. “The accord with Labor gives Netanyahu some flexibility to deal with both U.S. peacemaker George Mitchell and Palestinian negotiators […]

Clinton’s tough talk

International Relations Professor William Keylor on Reuters-TV discussing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Middle East visit.