Lara Friedman


A Balance of Interests

By Lara Friedman

Some fundamental truths about peacemaking: You make peace with your enemies, not your friends; you make peace not to be nice, but because it is in your self-interest; real peace must reflect a balance of interests.Read More


Jerusalem Isn't Just for Arabs, Either

By Lara Friedman

Jerusalem Isn't Just for Arabs, Either
Israeli peace activists push back against Jewish claims to all of Jerusalem. Lara Friedman was disturbed to hear Arab League leaders assert Jews have no claim on the city.Read More


One Solution: Two States

By Lara Friedman

The steady march of settlements, the rightward shift in Israeli politics, the growing sense that a conflict-ending peace agreement is impossible — all these things are feeding some pundits’ impulse to declare the death of the two-state solution as a means of ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Read More






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