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Fathom Highlight | Keeping the two-state solution alive, by Michael Herzog / 25 October / 2016

This week’s highlight is a new and timely essay by Brig Gen (res.) Michael Herzog on the practical steps Israel can take today in order to preserve the viability of the two-state solution in the absence of negotiations and despite collapsing trust between the parties.

Our voice of the week is Professor Dorit Rabinyan, Israeli writer and winner of the Bernstein Prize for her novel Borderlife, in discussion with Professor Lior Libman and Dr Yonatan Sagiv at the European Association of Israel Studies annual conference, held at SOAS, London, 6 September 2016.

Our image of the week is Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, speaking to the ‘Women Wage Peace’ movement in front of the Prime Minister’s House in Jerusalem to mark the end of a two week march for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, 19 October 2016.

The Israeli-Palestinian Arena – what could be done short of an agreement

by Michael Herzog

Michael Herzog has been a participant in nearly all Israeli-Palestinian negotiations since 1993. In this important essay, which we hope will be widely read, he argues that while set-piece bilateral talks seeking a final status agreement may be counterproductive in the current climate, there is much that Israel can do now, even without a Palestinian partner, in order to maintain the possibility of a two-state solution at a later date. A Bleak Picture From my perspective as someone who has...

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