Toward A New Two-State Solution

by Mitchell Plitnick You have to admire the tenacity of J Street, the self-proclaimed “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobbying group. Or maybe it’s the desperation born of running out of options. In any case, if there is to be any hope for… Continue Reading  

The Two-State Option is Dead: Time for New Thinking

by Emile Nakhleh* The recent suspension of the U.S.-engineered Israeli-Palestinian talks signals a much deeper reality than the immediate factors that caused it. The peace process and the two-state solution, which for years were on life support, are now dead.… Continue Reading  

Israel, the US and the Palestinians: A Recipe for Failure

by Mitchell Plitnick When it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, it’s never foolish to be a pessimist. About fourteen months ago, when John Kerry began his quixotic task of driving the two parties toward a final agreement to end… Continue Reading  

One State Or Two, A New Peace Process Is Needed

by Mitchell Plitnick In a debate recorded by the Institute for Palestine Studies, human rights lawyer Noura Erakat squares off with Hussein Ibish, a senior fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine, about the current peace talks and the… Continue Reading  

Oslo At 20: A Failed Process

by Mitchell Plitnick After twenty years of futility, more and more people are coming around to the idea that the Oslo process has failed and that the basis of Israeli-Palestinian conflict resolution needs to be re-thought. Funny, there are those… Continue Reading