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Two State Solution

Will Zionism and Hamas Ideology Be Criminalized?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.08.2014 | 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 08.07.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Israeli Extremists Gear Up to Oppose Kerry Peace Initiative

Alan Elsner | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Alan Elsner

Naftali Bennett, the leader of the hardline "Jewish Home" Party, who is Israel's Economics Minister, made a significant speech today which tells us how serious the peace negotiations being pushed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have become -- and how worried opponents of the two-state solution are getting.

Is Iran Nuclear Deal Good for Peace & Change?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While the deal may still be unproven in curbing an Iranian nuclear bomb, will it prove more effective in bringing closer a new Iranian revolution or at least evolution?

Dragon of Israeli Right-Wing Incitement May Be Stirring Again

Alan Elsner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alan Elsner

As we pass the 18th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Israel is again engaged in peace talks with the Palestinians and there are signs that the sleeping dragon of incitement is stirring in its cave once again.

Why do Palestinian-Israeli talks need nine months?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.04.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

As the world is riveted to the Syrian crisis, it may surprise many to know that the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations are still going on. The talks, h...

Kerry and Indyk in Israeli-Palestinian Talks: Don't Take Us Seriously

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 10.20.2013 | World
Steven L. Spiegel

Because the spoilers play such an important role in Mideast diplomacy, mediators should want to be considered as pursuing a hopeless mission. Most observers wonder why Kerry is wasting his time. That's exactly what he should want.

An Israeli-Palestinian Commonwealth?

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The apparent conflict between Israel's security needs and the Palestinians' aspirations for a "real" state calls for thinking outside the box. Treating the two states as members of one commonwealth, may move the deliberations in a constructive direction.

Silent Majority of Israel Supporters Must Speak Up in Support of Kerry's Efforts to Save Two-State Solution

Ephraim Sneh | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Ephraim Sneh

A detailed offer from Secretary Kerry now will compel the Israeli public to decide whether or not they want an agreement with the Palestinians, a clear choice they have not been given since May 1992, when Yitzhak Rabin ran against Likud leader Yitzhak Shamir.

Past, Present, and Future Intersect in Fifth Israeli Presidential Conference

Guy Ziv | Posted 08.31.2013 | World
Guy Ziv

The fifth Israeli Presidential Conference, the brainchild of President Shimon Peres, drew more than the usual crowd of academics, entrepreneurs, government officials, and foreign dignitaries this year.

Israel's New Generation of Leaders Begins to Speak Up

Alan Elsner | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Alan Elsner

One of the unexpected results of last January's Israeli election was the emergence of 47 new members of parliament, 13 of them under the age of 40, who have taken their places among the 120 Knesset members.

Kerry's Challenge

James Zogby | Posted 08.22.2013 | World
James Zogby

Who is Netanyahu fooling, his cabinet and government, or the U.S. president and secretary of state? This is what John Kerry will have to discern as he attempts to move forward.