Galia Golan

Galia Golan

Galia Golan is professor emerita, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of Israeli Peacemaking since 1967: The Factors Behind the Breakthroughs and Failures (Routledge, 2014) and, with Gilead Sher, Spoiling and Coping with Spoilers: Israeli-Arab Negotiations (Indiana University Press). Formerly a leader of Peace Now, she is now a member of Combatants for Peace.


A Look at Israeli Positions on Palestinian Statehood
Women, Peace and Security
An Analysis of UNSC Resolution 1325
The unproven argument that women should be included in decision-making regarding war, peace, and security because they bring something unique to the table — the presumption that they are more peace-loving — risks confining women only to matters of "soft security."
Trump Plan Ignores the Past and Offers a Bleak Future
The Trump administration's plan excludes the Palestinians, ignores all past negotiations, core issues, and possible solutions and, instead of ending the conflict, perpetuates it.
The History of the Two-State Solution
Given how difficult it was to achieve mutual acceptance of the two-state solution, a return to the zero-sum impasse over the conflict will likely only lead to continued conflict and bloodshed.
Oslo: Recognizing the Breakthrough
Although the ambiguity of the Oslo Accords facilitated the actions of the spoilers that ultimately led to failure, the foundation laid by the PLO's 1988 resolution and the breakthrough that came of Israel's response created a positive turning point.
Israeli Negotiations Since 1967
The political will of the Israeli leadership has been a key factor in past breakthroughs and near-breakthroughs in negotiations to make peace, and presumably will be in the future.
Coping with Spoilers in Northern Ireland: The “Yes” campaign For the Good Friday Agreement1
Suggestions for American Mediation of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Barriers to Peace in Israeli Peacemaking — Process and Substance
What Have the Israeli Peace and Related Human Rights NGOs Achieved?
The most important achievement and potential of Israeli peace and human rights groups may be in shifting public discourse and public opinion toward ending the occupation and realizing the two-state solution
A Gender Perspective on Security
Viewing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a different lens.
Women and Power
Israel’s Positions on Jerusalem
Israel’s stances on Jerusalem have evolved since the unilateral “unification” of the city in 1967, but Olmert may have revisited the 1947 Partition Plan’s ideas
The Evolution of Israeli Policy on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Israeli positions have undergone a possibly irreversible evolution.
Chances for Peace
A comprehensive peace deal including Lebanon and Syria may be the answer.
Palestinian Women: Catalysts for Change
Palestinian women in the transition from liberation to statehood.
Women’s People-to-People Activities: Do We Do It Better?
Women’s P2P encounters may actually be more effective than mixed encounters.
Women and Conflict Resolution
Women can make a unique contribution to peace
Separation and International Intervention
As none of the unilateral separation proposals provide a real element of hope, the alternative may be an international observer force or interim trusteeship.


  • The Palestinian Citizens Must Be an Equal Part of the Opposition
  • Gaza War–Thoughts of a Zionist Marching in an Anti-war Demonstration