The past is beyond us

Gershon Baskin and Mohammad Abbas (Abu Mazen)

Gershon Baskin feels that once we get beyond the need to reconcile the past, we must once again focus our energies on reaching agreements regarding our future – and that is essentially much more important for us all. read more

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Existential Realities

UNSCOP (3 September 1947) and UN Ad Hoc Committee (25 November 1947) partition plans. The UN Ad Hoc committee proposal was voted on in the resolution.

Gershon Baskin believes that for Israel, the creation of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders remains the surest way to preserve the Jewish people’s territorial expression on their national identity. read more

If I were a Palestinian

Lonny Baskin (Brother of Gershon), Gershon Baskin, Eyal Aviv (Director of MePeace) and Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen)

Gershon Baskin shares his ideas about what he would do if he were a Palestinian, now that the two-state solution seems impossible, but mainly because he is an Israeli Jew who really wants Israel to genuinely be the democratic nation-state of the Jewish people. read more

Our Jerusalem

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 for the sake of Jerusalem, we all need to find the way to celebrate its diversity and not to lock it away in the chains of possession and exclusion. read more