The state of denial

Security Council Meeting on Middle East Situation

Gershon Baskin believes that it take two sides to make peace, but the adoption of a clear strategy and policies that advocate reaching a two-state solution is much more likely to succeed than the current strategy of entrenchment of Israeli control and creeping annexation. read more

It’s not just the economy

It’s not just the economy

Gershon Baskin believes that the number one economic issue is the need to make peace with our neighbors and that we must address this because if we don’t, we will continue to see more and more Israelis fall under the poverty line. read more

Encountering peace?

Gershon Baskin shares his views on peace at 3S Artspace

Gershon Baskin is against an imposed peace, and he is hopeful that the new American administration will tell us all that they will not come to our rescue with a new American-led peace initiative. read more

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