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Sharon’s hawkish journey toward peace

Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas, United States President George W. Bush, and Ariel Sharon, Red Sea Summit, Aqaba, June 2003

Gershon Baskin believes that Sharon’s biggest political achievement was the reshaping of the political map in Israel and the distance between right and left in Israel shrunk considerably under Sharon, forcing the rise and the significance of the center of the map. read more

Can they stem the tide?

Gershon Baskin addressing the Copenhagen Group of the International Alliance for Arab-Israeli Peace

Gershon Baskin says that we are in a period of very intensive activity trying to re-launch contacts between the Israelis and Palestinians with three Israeli-Palestinian working groups on water, economy and Jerusalem that are meeting almost weekly. read more

Gershon Baskin claims that Netanyahu is firmly opposed to Palestinian sovereignty because it would endanger the existence of Israel

The United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL)

Gershon Baskin, discussing political options for the future, said that under a Netanyahu Government, there would be no real progress towards a final status agreement, as Mr. Netanyahu was firmly opposed to Palestinian sovereignty because it would endanger the existence of Israel. read more

Gershon Baskin discusses situation in Occupied Palestinian Territory and Current Status Of Peace Process at the United Nations African Meeting in Support of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

The United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL)

Gershon Baskin discusses situation in Occupied Palestinian Territory and Current Status Of Peace Process at the United Nations African Meeting in Support of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, where he urged the Palestinian negotiators to be better prepared for final status negotiations and called upon them and the international community to avail themselves of the best possible legal advice in advance. read more