Magazine

Hot off the Arab press

What citizens of other countries are reading about the Middle East.

Hebron
Photo by: REUTERS
The nature of Israeli pressures
Al-Safeer, Beirut, April 8

Despite its serious threats, the Israeli government knows that no good will comes out of punishing the Palestinian Authority, says writer Ali Haydar. Israel knows that too much pressure on the PA will jeopardize the security coordination between Israel a nd the Palestinians. This threat for Israel’s security means that the Jewish state will only impose calculated pressures against the PA in a way that won’t lead to a total collapse of the current relationship. In this sense, even economic pressure sounds far off, as it will have a large aftershock in the streets of Israel. The Israeli newspapers didn’t have a clear answer as to how Israel’s leadership should respond to the Palestinian application to join UN bodies. Haaretz warned that Israeli pressure, possibly leading to a collapse of negotiations as the right wing wants, may lead to a dangerous path ending in an outbreak of security obstacles and the return of “terrorism” in Israel. While Israeli leaders are weighing options between pressuring the PA and fearing the collapse of a body benefiting Israel, the Palestinian leadership is still betting on a failed negotiations process.



Read More...
   
Jpost.com, the online edition of the Jerusalem Post Newspaper - the most read and best-selling English-language newspaper in Israel. For analysis and opinion from Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East. Jpost.com offers expert and in-depth reporting from Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East, including diplomacy and defense, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Arab Spring, the Mideast peace process, politics in Israel, life in Jerusalem, Israel's international affairs, Iran and its nuclear program, Syria and the Syrian civil war, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel's world of business and finance, and Jewish life in Israel and the Diaspora.

All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014