Yearly Archives: 2005

A Peacenik’s Dilemma

Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas, United States President George W. Bush, and Ariel Sharon, Red Sea Summit, Aqaba, June 2003

I do not believe that Sharon will be the prime minister to negotiate a comprehensive peace agreement with the Palestinians, but he will get us closer than any other potential leader could in these times. Yossi Beilin brought us Geneva, but to achieve a negotiated agreement with the Palestinians he first has to get to the prime minister’s seat. He will not. Sharon will be the next prime minister of Israel. read more

Is Gaza really free?

An evacuated Jewish settlement in Gaza

Mahmoud Abbas has promised that the disarmament will happen only after the elections. If Israel insists on disarmament prior to elections, the balance and merging of interests will be derailed and chances are that a new round of violence will open. read more

The True Meaning of Zionism

An evacuated Jewish settlement in Gaza

Gershon Baskin hopes that one day, the Israeli-Arab conflict will end. The struggle to reach that end will heighten and deepen the feeling of alienation between the two Jewish peoples of this state. We will then have to confront how we live together in peace and mutual respect. read more

Palestinian Opportunity

Gershon Baskin and Mohammad Abbas (Abu Mazen)

Gershon Baskin recommends that President Mahmoud Abbas should immediately move his main seat of government to Gaza and that the minister of interior, in charge of the security forces, should also spend most of his time in Gaza. read more

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