Ken Stein: Hamas Doctrine: Detest Israel – On Israel and Israel’s illegitimacy – In their own words -Part IIAugust 4, 2014
As it has in the past Hamas may accept a tahdi’a or calming down of tensions, or even a temporary truce or hudna, negotiated by a third party, but for it to accept Israel as a reality is totally contrary to its ideological outlook.
Ken Stein: Hamas Doctrine: Detest Israel-Part IAugust 3, 2014
Hamas has opposed all agreements and cooperation which either the PLO or the Palestinian Authority have signed with Israel. “Hamas will never recognize Israel. This is a red line that cannot be crossed.
Ken Stein: Five years ago, the US and Israel agreed to stop the flow of arms to Hamas in GazaJuly 30, 2014
Should the United States become centrally or peripherally involved in monitoring a cease-fire and the movement of a cease-fire into a new status-quo for Gaza, the contents of this MOU could constitute a workable outline for helping enforce calm in Gaza and on its borders.
Ken Stein: Recollections from the October WarOctober 9, 2013
Many recollections remain from the Egyptian-Syrian surprise attack on Israel on Yom Kippur in 1973. The war set in motion a diplomatic process that eventually culminated in the 1979 Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty.
Ken Stein: Morsi Overthrow, Peace Talks & Civil War in SyriaAugust 26, 2013
Lessons from the overthrow of the Morsi government in Egypt, the restart of Palestinian-Israeli talks, and the civil war in Syria remind us how difficult it is to judge whether American engagement is good or bad in the long run.
Ken Stein: Political Views of a Two-State SolutionAugust 15, 2013
International organizations and various Israeli, Palestinian, and world leaders have made telling comments about the two-state concept over the past decade, providing insight into its prospects for ending the conflict.
Ken Stein: Pre-Negotiations and Political Realities Frame Israeli-Palestinian TalksAugust 14, 2013
Preliminary negotiations and changing political realities have catalyzed the opening of new talks, but even a two-state agreement would not guarantee an imminent end to the conflict.
What Works in Zionist EducationApril 19, 2009
In teaching history, the most difficult task remains creating context:catapulting students back into a different time frame and having them disregard their contemporary historical perspective. The goal is to witness history as it unfolded, not as it concluded.
Annapolis: Precedents and Transactions, But Not TransformationsDecember 27, 2007
Since the June 1967 war, more than two dozen mediators have engaged in Arab‐ Israeli diplomacy seeking to clarify one underlying question: under what conditions and over what period of time would Israel relinquish land attained in the June 1967 War, and what kind of understanding or agreement from an Arab partner would Israel receive in return? The Annapolis Conference in 2007, was again a Transaction but not a Transformation of Outcomes.
The Quest for Arab-Israeli PeaceFebruary 19, 2005
“The Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace: Israel’s Disengagement from the Gaza Strip: Precedents, Motivations and Outcomes” Zionism Fulfilled.- Israel’s preemptive physical disengagement from the Gaza Strip in August 2005 was the result of a national consensus; its goal was to protect the State of Israel and her citizens. In the absence of a viable Palestinian negotiating […]
Israel Education and the College CampusFebruary 19, 2004
Published by JESNA, Jewish Education Service of North America ISSUE #18 WINTER 2004 Israel Education and the College Campus, “Awake ye from ye slumber, the call that is heard, oh my people.” Agenda: Jewish Education, JESNA, Winter 2004 Introduction Thirty years ago, major American university campuses did not suffer from political apathy. When I was […]
Ken Stein: Consequences of Mass Arab Immigration to EuropeJuly 24, 2002
Current demographic characteristics and future trends and suggest that Europe faces a potential Arab immigrant onslaught perhaps as great as that America endured during the European immigration of the 19th and early 20th centuries.