Naftali Bennett and the Jordan Valley
Gen (res) Nati Sharoni writes about the falsehood of Naftali Bennett's outdated argument that the Jordan Valley is strategically necessary for Israel — Bennett and his party, says Sharoni, wants to "prevent a political agreement with the Palestinians and the evacuation of the settlements at any cost". His argument to retain full control over the Jordan Valley likely simply a part of that policy.
Prisoners for Settlements
Molad analyst Elisheva Goldberg highlights deal struck by Naftali Bennett and Benjamin Netanyahu before negotiations were announced in July— that new settlement expansion would be the price of each prisoner release. When Secretary Kerry acquiesced he became knowingly party to a negotiations deal that actively moves away from a future Palestinian state.
Ian Lustick Responds to Molad
Anver Inbar and Assaf Sharon of Molad penned a response to UPenn's Ian Lustick's talked-about New York Times op-ed, "Two-State Illusion". Now, Professor Lustick responds at length, clarifying that he was not arguing for a one-state solution, but for a re-thinking of the entrenched two-state paradigm.