Monthly Archives: April 2010

City of Peace

Rain clouds are seen over the Dome of the Rock, on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif, and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City October 30, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Gershon Baskin believes that Jerusalem, with two sovereigns, will be an open city demonstrating the human ability for creativity, ingenuity and the spirit of understanding, compassion and true sanctity. read more

Building peace from bottom up

Gershon Baskin with Salam Fayyad, Palestinian politician and former Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority.

Gershon Baskin believes that even if the official negotiations don’t begin, “economic peace” plans can have a positive political dimension. Netanyahu should adopt these and other steps that will demonstrate that Israel is interested in seeing a viable and successful Palestinian state as a good neighbor. read more

The disposal of myths

Mahmoud Abbas and Ehud Olmert

Too much of what is commonly known about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is generated by the constant repetition of truisms that fit the justifications of one side’s explanations. Too few of us bother to weigh the possibility that there might be another interpretation of reality. If so, it might also suggest that our own may not be the exclusive version of truth. read more