The challenges of a one-state solution
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Carlo Strenger - (Opinion) June 21, 2010 - 12:00am


In a recent op-ed ("Is there another option?" June 2 ), Moshe Arens suggested that the option of one state west of the Jordan with full citizenship for all Palestinians should be given serious consideration.


Road to a one-state solution is paved with good intentions
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The National
by Emile Hokayem - May 4, 2010 - 12:00am


An idea is gaining ground in the Arab world and beyond that the Palestinians are better off opting out of a frustrating peace process and that they should embrace the vision of a one-state solution. The emotional and intellectual appeal of a binational state of both Israelis and Palestinians is undeniable, especially for well-intentioned but distant academic and cultural elites. The argument speaks to a higher sense of justice and human dignity – that peoples can transcend their suffering and narratives to live side by side, forging a new identity.


Mearsheimer's unhelpful, unrealistic and disempowering message to the Palestinians
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ibishblog
by Hussein Ibish - May 3, 2010 - 12:00am


For the past couple of years Professor John J. Mearsheimer has spoken at many Arab and Muslim American events, and in most of them he sensibly urged Arab and Muslim Americans to seek a working coalition with Jewish Americans in favor of a two-state solution. In fact, he has been a strong advocate of a two-state solution. Until yesterday, that is. Speaking at the Palestine Center in Washington, Mearsheimer suddenly reversed himself with astounding claims of prescience bordering on clairvoyance. He flatly declared:


"The Future of Palestine: Righteous Jews vs. the New Afrikaners" with Professor John J. Mearsheimer
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Palestine Center
May 3, 2010 - 12:00am


Edited Transcript of Remarks by Professor John J. Mearsheimer Transcript No. 327 (29 April 2010) To view the video of this briefing online, go to http://www.palestinecenter.org The Palestine Center/Washington, D.C. 29 April 2010 Professor John Mearsheimer: It is a great honor to be here at the Palestine Center to give the Sharabi Memorial Lecture. I would like to thank Yousef Munayyer, the executive director of the Jerusalem Fund, for inviting me, and all of you for coming out to hear me speak this afternoon.


Hussein Ibish Debates As'ad Ghanem on the One-State Agenda at U. of Maryland
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - April 16, 2010 - 12:00am

ATFP Senior Fellow Hussein Ibish debated Prof. As'ad Ghanem of Haifa University on the two-state versus one-state agenda at the University of Maryland on April 14, 2010.


Hussein Ibish and Joel Kovel debate one-state agenda at University of Chicago
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - April 12, 2010 - 12:00am

On February 23, the Platypus Affiliated Society hosted an event at the University of Chicago entitled "Which Way Forward for Palestinian Liberation?" in which Joel Kovel, author of Overcoming Zionism and frequent commentator on the Israel-Palestine conflict, and Hussein Ibish, political analyst and senior fellow at The American Task Force on Palestine, answered questions posed by Richard Rubin of Platypus. An audience question and answer session followed. Below is an edited transcript of the event.


The solution for Israelis and Palestinians: a parallel state structure
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Christian Science Monitor
by Mark Levine, Mathias Mossberg - (Opinion) April 8, 2010 - 12:00am


Growing US-Israeli tension over continued East Jerusalem settlement construction – which the White House appears unable to stop – underscores a deeper reality: The two-state solution is no longer possible. The occupied territories are politically, economically, and geographically so deeply integrated into Israel that there is no practical way to transfer them to Palestinian sovereignty within the framework of a two-state solution. Israeli scholars have been warning of this to anyone who would listen for over two decades.


Palestinians threaten to adopt one-state solution
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Akiva Eldar - February 26, 2010 - 1:00am


The Palestinian Authority has warned that it may abandon its support of the 1993 Oslo Accords, which outlines a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel, and instead pursue the creation of a binational state between the Jordan River and Mediterranean Sea, according to a document drafted by the PA's veteran chief negotiator. The paper, entitled "The Political Situation in Light of Developments with the U.S. Administration and Israeli Government and Hamas's Continued Coup d'etat," was written by Saeb Erekat in December 2009.


For Israel, defiance comes at the cost of legitimacy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Financial Times
by Henry Siegman - (Opinion) February 23, 2010 - 1:00am


The Middle East peace process and its quest for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict that got under way nearly 20 years ago with the Oslo accords has undergone two fundamental transformations. It is now on the brink of a third.


ATFP Senior Fellow delivers Fares Lecture Series Address at Tufts
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - February 18, 2010 - 1:00am

ATFP Senior Fellow Hussein Ibish delivered a Fares Lecture Series address at Tufts University on February 10, 2010.



American Task Force on Palestine - 1634 Eye St. NW, Suite 725, Washington DC 20006 - Telephone: 202-262-0017