Insights

Palestine-Jordan confederation and peace

PROTESTERS IN Jordan hold Jordanian and Palestinian flags as they march in protest against Israel..(Photo by: REUTERS)

Gershon Baskin believes that the security apparatus, economic agreements, mechanism for cooperation across the borders – all aspects of the relations between Israel and a Palestine-Jordan confederation could be planned and negotiated in advance and the end result would be a much more secure peace for all. read more

Sisi, the Peace Broker

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in a May 17 speech, said new opportunities now exist to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians, and warmer relations with Arab states. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Gershon Baskin understands that Egypt wants to create a regional quartet, which includes renewing direct Israeli- Palestinian negotiations, with the assistance of Egypt, and the presence of Jordan at the table. This is essentially what Gershon has been speaking about for more than two years. read more

Anti-anti-normalization

Palestinian fishermen hold banners in a protest to demand the boycott of the Israeli agricultural products, during the 10th annual Israeli Apartheid Week, at the seaport of Gaza City on March 16, 2014. (Photo: Ashraf Amra/APA Images)

Gershon Baskin thinks that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is doing more harm to Palestine and Palestinian interests than a concerted, direct and strategic campaign to engage Israelis would. read more