Monthly Archives: June 2016

Herzog-Abbas Accord Distorted by Press

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Labor) met with PA President Mahmoud Abbas. (photo credit:Ran Aharon)

Gershon Baskin believes that the parties started their discussions prior to the decision to go to elections and continued during the campaign. When the agreement was reached, Abbas wanted to make it public, but Herzog refused. Herzog explained that his campaign managers and PR advisors anticipated a negative effect on his electability. read more

De-risking peace – Part I

Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu

Gershon Baskin believes that governments have a lot of tools at their disposal to foster a culture of peace. It begins with leadership serving as an example and must follow through with the allocation of real resources for its success. read more