Gershon Baskin

The only way for Israel to reach a sustainable relationship with Hamas: Interview with Israeli Peace Activist Gershon Baskin

Gershon Baskin claims that the only way for Israel to reach a sustainable relationship with Hamas is to pursue a peace agreement with the Palestinians’ pragmatic leadership in the West Bank.

Ori Nir

Ori Nir

In recent months, Israeli peace activist Gershon Baskin, the founder and co-chair of the Jerusalem-based Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI) was deeply involved in dialogue with Hamas leaders and with Israeli security officials in trying to forge a stable, ceasefire agreement.

Israel’s launching of the aerial war in Gaza ended his efforts, but is now – ironically – resulting in Israeli-Hamas efforts to reach exactly that kind of long-lasting ceasefire. Baskin talks about his role as a go-between, and asserts that the only way for Israel to reach a sustainable relationship with Hamas is to pursue a peace agreement with the Palestinians’ pragmatic leadership in the West Bank, headed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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