Monthly Archives: September 2015

A new intifada?

Palestinian children hold toy guns during a protest on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City,

Gershon Baskin claims that there is no real alternative to direct bilateral Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and he knows for a fact that if Netanyahu was serious about negotiating, as he says in public, and came to Abbas with a genuine offer to negotiate, he would be answered positively. read more

Two States for Two Peoples – 20 years after Oslo II: How to renew the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians

Gershon Baskin

Gershon Baskin makes the case for a new compact for Gaza: reconstruction for demilitarization. Gershon believes that you cannot resolve the problem by just throwing money at it. The reconstruction of Gaza is essential, but the Hamas isn’t the least bit interested in this. This was not what motivated them. It is very much an Israeli/Jewish mindset which says ‘let’s throw money at the problem and resolve it.’ read more

My wish for the New Year

Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu

Gershon Baskin wishes that Netanyahu helps to create an Israel whose behavior matches the highest ideals articulated both by the founders of Zionism and by the founders, and current-day leaders, of the American civil-rights movement. read more

Palestinian unilateralism

Gershon Baskin and Mohammad Abbas (Abu Mazen)

Gershon Baskin thinks that the Palestinians should issue a unilateral declaration of peace between the State of Palestine and the State of Israel, which would transform the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into a state-to-state dispute that would be more easily accepted by the nations of the world and the members of the UN Security Council. read more