Monthly Archives: July 2012

Denial is no solution

Jewish Youths in Israel wave flags and stand atop a hill. The author recalls his own young days in Zionist youth groups

My vision of two states for two peoples is closer to the true Zionist dream than any vision that settler leaders have presented denying the reality of two peoples living in this land and agreeing to do so under one flag (which is the Jewish flag). read more

Time for change in Gaza

Ismail Abdel Salam Ahmed Haniyeh and Mahmoud Abbas

I know that there are serious leaders in Israel who would respond positively to positive changes in Hamas. This is not just dream a naïve dream. This is possible. This can happen sooner than you believe. read more

Thank you, Mr. Sherman

Martin Sherman

Gershon Baskin responds to the scathing attack of Martin Sherman, the founder of the Israel Institute of Strategic Studies and the first academic director of the internationally renowned Herzliya Conference, against him. Gershon Baskin argues that the denial of the national political rights of one of the peoples living here will continue to prevent peace. read more

Into the Fray: The honorable thing to do

Martin Sherman

Gershon Baskin position on the two state solution is analyzed by Dr. Martin Sherman, the founder of the Israel Institute of Strategic Studies and the first academic director of the internationally renowned Herzliya Conference. Dr. Sherman feels that the only proper thing for two-staters to do is to admit error, apologize for the vast damage they have wrought, and bow out of public life. read more

The Palestinian problem is gone!

An evacuated Jewish settlement in Gaza

The world still believes Netanyahu intends to one day create a Palestinian state, but there is not much they can do as long as he keeps on declaring his willingness to negotiate and the Palestinian leaders keep staying away from negotiations. read more