In press remarks, Trump and Netanyahu refused to even use the term that was once the bedrock of U.S. and Israeli policy.
J Street accused the Trump team of “dangerous ignorance about the nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and what it will take to end it.”
Pollsters found that 53% of Israelis and 52% of Palestinians remain in favor of a two-state settlement.
What if the Two-State Solution is dead?
It’s a dilemma many left-wing Jewish activists are facing these days: How should doves deal with President Donald Trump’s pivot to Middle East peacemaking? Can the same activists who fought fiercely against Trump’s election and who oppose almost everything he stands for embrace the president’s effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
As the impasse between Israel and the Palestinians drags on, alternative plans for peace abound.
The separation paradigm is collapsing in Israel — geographically, demographically, politically.
Fifty years have passed since the Six-Day War in 1967 and the beginning of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. For those of us who support the two state solution, and who work toward an end to the occupation, this anniversary is an opportunity for reflection and renewed focus.
It took a full seven weeks, but President Trump finally spoke to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas by phone Friday afternoon.
We do not live in an age of moral compromise. We live in an age of moral extremism. Trump is making the Republican Party more nationalistic. Democrats are responding by becoming more universalistic. Trump’s Republican Party is becoming a more naked expression of white, Christian self-interest. Democrats are responding by embracing the interests of people of color more emphatically.