The Missing Peace in the Abraham Accords
Daniel Levy - The American Prospect
| September 18th 2020
Three of this century’s most destructive and devastating conflicts are playing out in the Middle East—in Syria, Yemen, and Libya. A peace-signing ceremony is held at the White House to mark, in the words of President Trump, “the dawn of a new Middle East.” So, some offering of hope for Syria, Yemen, or Libya? Sorry, got nothing at all for you (although the U.S., the United Arab Emirates, and Israel are between them active in all three of those conflict zones).
Since its establishment, Israel has fought in at least six wars involving various Arab states, with perhaps ...
Daniel Levy briefing statement to UN Security Council
July 21st 2020
I would like to thank the Council and the German Presidency for giving me this opportunity to brief you today.
As of today, there has been no further Israeli annexation on the West Bank. That does not translate into this being a moment for self-congratulation; keep the champagne on ice. Refraining from de jure annexation must of course carry no reward; avoidance of criminality is normative not prize-worthy.
De jure annexation would exacerbate and accelerate existing negative trends, but whether it happens or not, it is a symptom of a deeper crisis – the permanent denial of freedom,...