Two State Solution

Israel the Synecdoche

Gabriel Webber | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK
Gabriel Webber

When one talks about 'the evils of drink', it's pretty obvious that one isn't talking about Coca-Cola (although admittedly they're pretty evil too). ...

Israelis and Palestinians Deserve to Live in Peace

Nehad Ismail | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK
Nehad Ismail

US Secretary of State John Kerry must be chuffed at his success in bringing Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table. It took six visits to the region and hours of arm twisting behind the scenes to restart the peace talks that broke down in 2008.

Does Likud Really Want Peace?

Daniel Wickham | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Politics
Daniel Wickham

An important question needs to be asked: is the Likud party really interested in peace?

Why Europe Is Wrong About Jerusalem

Toby Greene | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

When both sides have a claim to this small but strategically significant piece of land, the way to resolve the issue should be through negotiations between the parties, just as the EU is calling for. Why then has the EU prejudged the outcome of those negotiations by taking the Palestinian side of the argument?

Palestine Sees UN Status Upgraded

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK

The United Nations has voted in favour of upgrading the status of Palestine from entity to non member state in spite of opposition from the US and Isr...

'This Will Save The Two-State Solution'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

United Nations states are set to vote on Palestinian statehood at the General Assembly on Thursday, as Israeli ministers poured scorn on the move, cal...

We Must Not Let Frustration Over the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Stop Us Making the Case for a Negotiated Two State Solution

John Woodcock | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Politics
John Woodcock

We now need to do whatever it takes to break the cycle of despair and empower those who would eschew conflict and take risks for peace. President Bill Clinton as a new special envoy to the region? Bring it on. And even the Palestinian UN bid, viewed with great suspicion by many supporters of Israel. Labour is backing the bid in the hope it will help restart negotiations.

Gaza: Can the Same Actions Produce Different Results?

Sir John Holmes | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Politics
Sir John Holmes

Bolder thinking is needed on all sides if deaths in Gaza are going to produce something positive, and not just another nail in the coffin of the two-state solution.

Gaza Is on a Knife Edge

Ben Bradshaw | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Bradshaw

If Obama doesn't want to go down in history as the American President who missed the last chance for a two state solution he must not only act now to stop the bloodshed but devote serious American engagement to getting peace talks going again. He may fail, as others have before him (although the Arab Spring has changed the Middle East dynamic and should help focus Israeli minds), but at least he will have tried.

Trading Away Peace

Phyllis Starkey | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Politics
Phyllis Starkey

The EU spends hundreds of millions of euros in aid each year to support Palestinian state building but then undermines this assistance by trading with illegal settlements, thus contributing to their viability and expansion.

Aid Accompanied by Political Will is Critical for Positive Change

William Bell | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK
William Bell

In the short term aid is crucial to address the urgent needs of Palestinians living in poverty. However, it is essential to tackle the root causes of the problem and challenge the structures that keep people trapped in poverty and create the need for aid in the first place. This requires strong political will and conviction.

Has the Third Intifada Already Started?

Joel Braunold | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK
Joel Braunold

The two-state compromise has not run out of time, the status quo of conflict management has. As true urgency and pressure returns alongside this new uprising, we should not see the removal of options, but the death of the status quo.

Political Failure Does Not Change Reality for Israelis or Palestinians

Joel Braunold | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK
Joel Braunold

Today will mark another line in the sand in the morbid negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Whether or not this is the date that the quartet has stated its deadline to get each side's documents presented to each other is currently under dispute by the sides themselves.

The Truth About Jordan

Nehad Ismail | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK
Nehad Ismail

I read with interest Dr. Joseph Olmert's article Something Is Happening in Jordan. The excellent article raised a number of contentious points and I am not going in this piece to analyse every point but would like to clarify a number of issues which Dr. Olmert touched on in his article.

Israel-Palestine Peace Talks: Competing and Accommodating Will Never Deliver a Two State Solution

Joel Braunold | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK
Joel Braunold

With such low expectations, the outcome of Tuesday's direct meeting between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators - another meeting scheduled for a week later - has been seen as a positive step.

The Peace Process: Three New Year's Resolutions

Lorna Fitzsimons | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Politics
Lorna Fitzsimons

The New Year is no time for cynicism. It is a time for thinking creatively about how to helping to bring the parties together in direct negotiations and for sustaining the regional environment that can help keep them there.

Why the UNESCO Membership is About More Than Palestinian Independence

Joel Braunold | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK
Joel Braunold

More than any other UN agency, UNESCO has the ability to further this conflict by reclassifying different sites in the West Bank to ignore their Jewish heritage. If they do this, they will make the painful compromises that the Jews of Israel need to make even harder to get to.

Supporting Upgrade in Palestine's Status

Hannah Weisfeld | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK Politics
Hannah Weisfeld

To break from a mould of support that was created 63 years ago with the advent of the State of Israel represents a paradigm shift within not just Jewish communities, but also the wider international community.

Olivia Williams

'We Have To Recognise Palestinian Desperation' Ex-UN Ambassador Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Olivia Williams | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK

US envoys, flanked by Tony Blair and Catherine Ashton, the EU high representative for foreign affairs, headed over on a diplomatic mission to head off...

There is Only one Road to 'Palestine' and it Goes Through Negotiations and Painful Mutual Compromise

Alan Johnson | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Politics
Alan Johnson

Perhaps we can yet make the debate in New York an ante-chamber to direct negotiations between Jerusalem and Ramallah on the basis of Obama's May speeches. For make no mistake, that's where the solution lies.

September in Palestine

Joel Braunold | Posted 04.11.2011 | UK Politics
Joel Braunold

Can a two state solution still be salvaged after September? Assuming that there is no creative solution to the UN confrontation, the world will need to focus on how to keep the solution alive even while the parties lose faith in it.

Britain should say yes to a Palestinian state...

Darrell Goodliffe | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK Politics
Darrell Goodliffe

The importance of winning recognition for a Palestinian state is that it begins to redress the imbalance in how both Palestinian and Israeli claims are addressed by the international community.