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.
President Donald Trump said he “likes” the two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict while reiterating his noncommittal approach. Asked during an interview with Reuters Thursday whether he had backed away from the two-state concept during his Feb. 15 joint White House appearance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump said, “No, I like…
David Friedman had an early test of his ability to speak diplomatically as he sought to wriggle his way out of the holes he had dug himself into in years of acerbic far right-wing writing about Israel and the Jewish community.
Did President Trump just toss decades of American policy on the Middle East in the trash — or was Donald just being the Donald?
In the hours before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Donald Trump, Jewish officials are staying mum on a statement from an anonymous White House official that could signal an historic shift in U.S. policy.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — On the eve of a summit between President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a senior White House official said a two-state solution was not a necessary outcome of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians. “A two-state solution that doesn’t bring peace is not a goal that anybody wants to…