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  • No Way Out

    Amid domestic failures and Israeli intransigence, Palestinians see dim future Prospects of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are in “serious danger,” warned French…

  • Neocon Tribalism vs. Jewish Universalism

    Over the past few years, there has been a good deal of consternation in Israel and in the American Jewish community about the relationship between…

  • In Gaza, Foreign Aid is Just a Band Aid

    The United Nations has predicted that Gaza will be unlivable by 2020. The study estimates the population of 1.6 million will expand to more than…

  • Direct talks need international support to succeed

    The claim that outside pressure is the same as dictating a solution is simply false. Those making such a claim must be asked why. Opposing outside influence on both Israel and the Palestinians, and claiming that any pressure is the same as imposing a solution, is a sure way to block peace, to keep Israel and the Palestinians locked in conflict, and to prevent the realization of a two-state solution.

  • Say The Word: Occupation

    An agreement ending the occupation is the only way there will be a secure State of Israel and a secure State of Palestine. But we can’t get there if we can’t even name the problem. Whether it is at AIPAC, along the campaign trail or after the new president is in office, it is essential that they address the problem of occupation. That starts by calling it what it is.