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Two State Solution

Bennett: A Demagogue on the Loose

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.13.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

His "solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a recipe for obliterating Israel as both Jewish and democratic, and converting it into an apartheid state, reviled by the international community and condemned to live in isolation and disgrace.

Hillary's Policies (Two-State Solution, Mexico 43, EU Energy)

Jarryd Willis | Posted 02.09.2015 | World
Jarryd Willis

The international scope of what Hillary refers to as her "unfinished business" in Hard Choices goes beyond the perfunctory rhetoric aligning the liberal-conservative spectrum.

The State Of Palestine Was Declared Way Before Europe's Push For Recognition

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Ari Shavit Wants Plan B for Israel/Palestine

Sara Davidson | Posted 01.26.2015 | World
Sara Davidson

One day after the Jerusalem synagogue attack last week, Ari Shavit, author of My Promised Land, proposed a Plan B -- an alternative peace process that is gradual and informal, and offers a "horizon of hope."

The Real Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Steven L. Spiegel

Rather than viewing the conflict merely between Jews and Arabs, it is important to note that the major disagreement here is between Palestinians and Israelis who support the separation of the area into two states and those Arabs and Israelis who reject the partition of Palestine in favor of a one-state solution.

Kerry Blusters Again

Amanda Botfeld | Posted 03.02.2015 | College
Amanda Botfeld

John Kerry isn't doing himself any favors. When it comes to Israel, the Secretary of State may be remembered more for his gaffes than his accomplishme...

An Agenda for Supporters of a Two-State Solution

Alan Elsner | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
Alan Elsner

While peace talks are frozen, settlement expansion marches on, threatening Israel's security and international standing and the rights and aspirations of Palestinians, and giving new fuel to the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions Movement. Hence the importance of emphasizing this issue at this time.

Samantha Lachman

Liberal Group Channels Beyonce To Troll Netanyahu | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- A new advocacy campaign is borrowing from Beyonce to push Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to support a two-state solution in t...

What Is the Source of the New Found Courage of Abbas?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Many are wondering and questioning whether Abbas will carry out this threats and where he found the courage to stand up to Israel, Hamas and his own Fateh movement.

The Unrequited Love Affair Between Liberal Jews and an Illiberal Israel

Carlo Strenger | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Carlo Strenger

Jewish liberals -- in Israel and the Diaspora -- need to realize that the time has come to stop mourning Israel's idealized image.

Will Zionism and Hamas Ideology Be Criminalized?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Joining the International Criminal Court (ICC) remains one of few options for the "State of Palestine," but it's one with profound implications for Zionism and Hamas.

Why Israel and Palestine Should Get Rid of Their Borders and Become Two Overlapping States

Mathias Mossberg | Posted 12.19.2014 | World
Mathias Mossberg

We propose both sides share the land -- all of it -- as two "parallel" states.

I Support Israel, but Bombing Palestinian Civilians in Gaza Is Morally Reprehensible and Must End

H. A. Goodman | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The morality of an action is never legitimized by saying a less moral individual would do the same or worse.

Ryan Grim

Benjamin Netanyahu Stops Pretending To Support A Sovereign Palestinian State | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state in the West Bank, he told reporters last week in remar...

Stumbling Toward The Finish Line: US, Iran, And The 'Peace Process'

John Tirman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
John Tirman

Like many conflicts, the U.S.-Iran relationship has become a "hurting stalemate," in which, for very different reasons, both publics are ready to compromise enough to reach an agreement. But how much compromise will depend on how much sway spoilers in both countries have.

Israel's Christian Problem

Vijay Prashad | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Vijay Prashad

Ambassador Prosor's attempt to silence UN envoy Serry did not stop him. On April 29, Robert Serry went before the UN Security Council and suggested that Israel has to make a choice, either to seriously commit to a two-state solution or live with the current one-state

The Week to Week News Quiz for 5/2/14

John Zipperer | Posted 07.02.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Where else do the Clippers' Donald Sterling and Toronto's Rob Ford co-exist other than here in our Week to Week news quiz?

Joshua Hersh

Let's Read Between The Lines: John Kerry Is Standing Behind The 'Apartheid' Charge | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Did Secretary of State John Kerry really back down? One day after the Daily Beast reported that Kerry used the word "apartheid" to describe a poss...

Abbas Moves Bring Out Israeli Arrogance and Paternalism

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

Every single day Israel continues its occupation and colonial settlement activities, it is acting unilaterally. The idea that it will take another unilateral move does not scare Palestinians who have little more to lose through their newfound, albeit tiny, act independent of their Israeli occupiers.

Palestinian Leader Joins UN Treaties and Continues Talks

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinian negotiators are now facing the tough challenge of applying to join various UN agencies while, at the same time, agreeing, to continue peace talks until the end of April.

Israelis and Palestinians: Two-State Solution Delusion

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Kenneth Kales

I do not support a two-state plan to bring peace to Israelis and Palestinians. I realize this is not a popular opinion, particularly in the Obama administration. My reasoning is fairly simple. If you have two people who don't get along, why move them closer together? Why not give them space?

American Jewish Leaders Support Netanyahu's Two-State Efforts In Israel

Posted 02.13.2014 | Religion

On Wednesday the Israel Policy Forum delivered a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on behalf of 150 prominent American Jewish leader...

Sodastream, ScarJo, and the Myth of Benevolent Occupation

Lara Friedman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Lara Friedman

There is no such thing as benevolent occupation. Occupation is bad for Israel, bad for the Palestinians, and antithetical to Israel's survival as a democracy and Jewish state.

This Time Must Be Different

James Zogby | Posted 04.03.2014 | World
James Zogby

In 1993, surprised by their leaders' bold initiative, Israelis and Palestinians were quite hopeful. Twenty years later, the environment has become toxic, polluted by the ill-will generated by the negative behaviors of both parties.

Clearing the Air

Scarlett Johansson | Posted 03.26.2014 | Small Business
Scarlett Johansson

While I never intended on being the face of any social or political movement, distinction, separation or stance as part of my affiliation with SodaStream, given the amount of noise surrounding that decision, I'd like to clear the air.