Monthly Archives: November 2016

Transitional mind-shifts

Avigdor Lieberman

Gershon Baskin wishfully thinks that the “stepping out of the mold” of Avigdor Lieberman, a Soviet-born Israeli politician who serves as the Defense Minister of Israel, could be first step on a much longer path forging a new future for Israelis and Palestinians alike. read more

Excuse me for asking

Wall adjacent to the Kalandiya refugee camp. Photo by: Ksenia Svetlova

Gershon Baskin thinks that the exact location of the border has to be determined in negotiations with the Palestinians, but first there must be a decision, by the government of Israel, that there must be a border. read more

Israel needs a fully functioning opposition

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

Gershon Baskin believes that there is no credible alternative for Israel’s leadership is out there – only a slightly improved version of the original, which has proven to be a failure for almost 20 years now, marching Israel directly into the pandora’s box of bi-nationalism. read more