A leadership that lacks the national responsibility necessary to resettle less than 1.5%
of the Jewish population in the Land of Israel/Palestine would not be able to cope with
the far greater challenges involved in realizing the idea of a federation or confederation.
A two-state formula is still the only plausible “solution”, but ensuring that it remains
feasible requires strategic leadership from Palestinian and Israeli activists who share
a firm commitment to ending the occupation.
The Palestinian Authority needs to take on a greater role of empowering its people,
working with the private sector and civil society to build the components needed for
economic resilience, continued resistance against the occupation and perseverance in
the national struggle.
It's time to acknowledge that the Israeli government and the settlers have already created an apartheid one-state reality -- and to work to change that one state into a democracy
with equal rights for all citizens.
The issue of the Palestinian refugees is at the core of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
and an agreement on this core issue is central to the survival of any political settlem
ment to the conflict based upon the two-state solution. No settlement to this
In August 2005, Israel carried out a unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip. The
disengagement consisted of the evacuation by Israel of the Jewish settlers and the redep
ployment of its army to the border lines, while it retained control over Gaza’s
On Tuesday March 19th, an Israeli-Palestinian Roundtable
Discussion on the future prospects of the two-state solution in light of
the current impasse facing the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations was
held, on the eve of U.S. President Barak Obama‘s visit to
Jerusalem remains a key factor for any future political settlement between Israel and
Palestine and for the shaping of the relationship between Israel and the Arab and Muslim
countries. Israeli policies in Jerusalem not only affect its Palestinian populat
Israeli settlements in occupied Arab land in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights are illegal and constitute a major obstacle to the achievement of a political settlement to the Israeli‐Arab conflict. In the Palestinian case, settlements co