When Peace Seems Impossible: A Response to Hussein Ibish
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Michael Kagan - (Opinion) May 20, 2012 - 11:00pm


It is often said that in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking, the two-state solution is the only game in town. And yet, despite the official commitment of the Israelis, the Palestinians, and nearly the entire international community, a two-state solution has failed to bear fruit.


Beware "Creative Alternatives"
In Print by Hussein Ibish - The Daily Beast (Opinion) - May 17, 2012 - 11:00pm

It's easy to understand why so many people are giving up on negotiations and a two-state solution, and instead are looking for “creative alternatives.” Israeli-Palestinian talks are at an impasse. The two sides haven't seemed this far apart since the second intifada. The number of settlers and settlements continues to baloon relentlessly. Israel's government appears united behind recalcitrant policies, while the Palestinians appear hopelessly divided.


Beware "Creative Alternatives"
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Hussein Ibish - (Opinion) May 16, 2012 - 11:00pm


It's easy to understand why so many people are giving up on negotiations and a two-state solution, and instead are looking for “creative alternatives.” Israeli-Palestinian talks are at an impasse. The two sides haven't seemed this far apart since the second intifada. The number of settlers and settlements continues to baloon relentlessly. Israel's government appears united behind recalcitrant policies, while the Palestinians appear hopelessly divided.


UCLA’s “one state or two” debate
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Jewish Journal
by Jonah Lowenfeld - May 14, 2012 - 11:00pm


For anyone who missed the debate on May 15 at UCLA between Reza Aslan and Hussein Ibish over whether the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should be resolved by creating a Palestinian state alongside the Jewish one or by creating a single bi-national state, here’s the basic report of what went down.


‘One state’ means no state
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Zalman Shoval - (Opinion) April 22, 2012 - 11:00pm


The next round of Israeli-Palestinian talks is in the offing, but it will probably turn out to be as futile as the last one. At least as long as the Palestinian leadership persists in its unrealistic preconditions, i.e. Israel to accept a priori the 1967 armistice line as the border of the proposed Palestinian state, and stopping all construction beyond that line, including in Jerusalem.


‘One-State’ Idea Gains Support of Some Palestinians
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from National Public Radio (NPR)
by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro - April 11, 2012 - 11:00pm


Peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians are at a standstill and have been for almost two years. The stated aim of those negotiations is what is known as the "two-state solution," which means the establishment of a viable, independent Palestinian state existing in peace alongside Israel. But as hopes for an agreement diminish, Palestinians — and even some Israelis — are now talking about other solutions to the conflict. Among them, the so-called "one-state solution."


The Other One Staters
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Peter Beinart - (Opinion) March 14, 2012 - 11:00pm


Sometimes I love right-wing Christians. In the past few weeks, in the wake of pro-BDS conferences at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, American Jewish groups have been venting their outrage about the legitimacy that powerful institutions are giving to people who support turning Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip into a single state. This Jewish outrage is not surprising, explains the Anti-Defamation League, because the “ADL has consistently expressed opposition to any notion of a one-state solution.”


Pro-Israel Lawmakers Promote One State
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jewish Daily Forward
by Josh Nathan-Kazis - (Opinion) March 11, 2012 - 11:00pm


A resolution calling for a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been adopted in two state legislatures and is headed for more. Usually, such a call would be interpreted as a pro-Palestinian move that many fear could obliterate Israel as a Jewish state. But not in these cases. Instead, these resolutions are protests against U.S. efforts to implement a two-state solution, the endorsed policy of both the United States, Israel and the Palestinian Authority.


The One-State Problem
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from International Herald Tribune
by Shmuel Rosner - (Blog) March 6, 2012 - 12:00am


JERUSALEM — “Israel/Palestine and the One-State Solution,” a student-run conference held at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government last weekend, achieved its goal before it even began. By bringing undeserved attention to an impractical idea, it drew enough wrath to raise its own profile. The one-state solution is an angering concept, and the gathering was an angering event.


From Hezbollah To ‘Zionist Bully’?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jewish Week
by Stewart Ain - February 21, 2012 - 12:00am


Norman Finkelstein, the son of Holocaust survivors whose anti-Israel statements and actions got him barred from the country until 2018 for suspected ties to Hezbollah terrorists, has now become the darling of pro-Israel bloggers — sort of — and a traitor to Palestinian supporters. The Brooklyn political science professor stunned supporters Feb. 9 when in a taped interview at the Imperial College London he derided the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign for concealing the fact that it is out to destroy Israel.



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