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Two State Solution

Boycott, Divestment And Sanctions Put Allies At Odds

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Jeremy Ben-Ami

I understand that frustration is rising over diplomatic stagnation, and I know that advocates for peace are attracted to tactics like BDS that create the impression of action. But, to date, pursuit of these tactics has promoted little more than debate and division.

Ten Questions + One for the One-Staters

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 08.29.2012 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

To take the one-state option seriously, due diligence regarding its feasibility is required. This simply means asking how it can be achieved through the following questions.

It's the Settlements, Stupid!

Carlo Strenger | Posted 08.06.2012 | World
Carlo Strenger

Israel, it turns out, is perceived in a much more differentiated manner than Netanyahu wants to make us believe.

Making Yoni Netanyahu's Sacrifice Matter

Stanley Weiss | Posted 08.01.2012 | World
Stanley Weiss

At this point, the most viable solution may be, as the former head of Israel's Navy and internal security, Ami Ayalon, says, "Instead of building trust and then agreements, we make the agreements now."

Jordanians and Palestinians at a New Crossroad

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Michael Sharnoff

King Abdullah has frequently gone out of his way to assert that "Jordan is Jordan" and "Palestine is Palestine." He has also encouraged Hamas to dispel the possibility of Jordan serving as a substitute homeland.

A One-State Solution for Israel and Palestine

George Bisharat | Posted 06.10.2012 | World
George Bisharat

Would not a truly democratic state joining Jews and Palestinians become the "light unto nations" that Israel was always meant to be?

Settlement Boycott Will Not Save Two State Solution

Carlo Strenger | Posted 06.09.2012 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

I have argued against the one state solution time and again; both in the version of the greater Land of Israel propagated by Israel's right, and in the version advocated by many Palestinian intellectuals and activists and some Jewish intellectuals on the far left.

Bringing Together the Palestinian Divide

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.05.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The end of Hana Shalabi's 44-day hunger strike has produced mixed results, and has pointed out another under-reported issue -- the separation and difficulty of movement between Gaza and West Bank.

Decisions in the Interregnum in Palestine and Israel

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2012 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

While the two-state solution will not be realized immediately, there are many steps that can and should be taken to create the right underpinnings and environment for a successful peace deal once the politics is right. What is to be done during this interregnum?

The "Existential Threat" to Israel Is Israel

John Tirman | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
John Tirman

The nearly complete mastery of U.S. politics that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again displayed in Washington last week belies a dark reality for the Jewish State.

The Two-State-Solution is Dead, One-State is the Answer

Nehad Ismail | Posted 04.24.2012 | World
Nehad Ismail

Former Knesset Speaker Avrum Burg endorsed the one-state solution in an article in Haaretz in December 2011, and called the entire left to do the same. Burg has flirted with the idea in the past, but he was never so explicitly.

The Lost Voice of American Jews

Gadi Baltiansky | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Gadi Baltiansky

The entire Zionist enterprise is in danger right now, and history will not only judge those who caused this, but also those who were silent while it happened.

2011, the Year the Two-State Solution Died

Carlo Strenger | Posted 02.29.2012 | World
Carlo Strenger

Although the two-state solution was far from perfect, at least it gave answers to these basic questions of governance and civic rights. But Israel's citizens and its government have decided. It will not be.

Palestinians Will Have to Wait Another Year

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If Palestinians are united, they can exert concerted, nonviolent campaigns to finally end the brutal 44-year-old Israeli occupation of their land.

Open Letter To Mahmoud Abbas For Yom Kippur

Carlo Strenger | Posted 12.07.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

Mr. Abbas: I know that this proposal is very difficult for you to accept. I write to you on the eve of Yom Kippur, because my heart is weary and full of sorrow; because I see the two-state solution slipping away.

Do Not Veto

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

In the past, I have opposed the Palestinian move to unilaterally seek UN recognition of their state, but at this late hour the only way to avoid what will be an unprecedented period of uncertainty is for the United States and the European Union to lead the way.

Be Careful What You Wish For

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The Palestinians say they are going to ask the United Nations Security Council for their recognition as an independent state. And the United States says it is going to veto the Palestinian proposal.

Recognize Palestine and Reaffirm Israel As a Jewish State

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Rabbi Michael Lerner

The Palestinian state that is now emerging should be recognized as an affirmation action state, recognized by the United Nations before it has control over any territory of its own as a way to alleviate the special suffering of the Palestinian people.

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian Leaders: U.N. Statehood Drive Is 'Moment Of Truth' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.08.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- A Palestinian effort to seek statehood at the United Nations later this month may be the last, best hope for a negotiated two-state solu...

Arab Blood on American Hands

Ira Chernus | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Ira Chernus

Americans are left assuming that the Israelis are merely defending themselves against cruel aggressors. It never occurs to most Americans to ask why Gazans would risk their lives on military operations against Israelis.

Two States for Two People

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.16.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Israelis must now rise not only against the vast socio-economic gap between the rich and poor, but against the defunct Netanyahu/Lieberman policies toward the Palestinians that, if not changed, will bring Israel to the brink of socio-economic and political disaster.

A Pessimistic Take on the Likely Outcomes of the Protests in Israel

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 10.09.2011 | World
Brent E. Sasley

Israeli politics is not easily swayed in new directions even by major "shocks," and particularly by public opinion -- which policymakers have traditionally ignored.

The Two-State Solution Will Die in September

Ami Kaufman | Posted 10.03.2011 | World
Ami Kaufman

Besides shaming itself once again, the Obama administration will be closing the door forever on the solution that it and administrations before it -- and the international community -- have worked so hard to push forward.

Elliott Abrams' Complaint

Henry Siegman | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Henry Siegman

In a June 23 column, Elliott Abrams takes to task the signatories of a letter urging President Obama to present to Israel and Palestine clear parameters to frame negotiations for a two-state peace agreement.

Fatah, Hamas and the Future of Palestine

Marc Gopin | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Marc Gopin

Considering the sweeping changes across the Middle East and the rising din of the popular voice of nonviolent resistance, the United States may be forced to confront the Israeli government with a stark choice.