Two-State Solution or Illusion?

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The Two-State Solution Peter Beinart is a “liberal Zionist” who has written a piece in the New York Review of Books of 26 September 2013 entitled “The American Jewish Cocoon.” In this essay he laments, “The organized Jewish community [is] a closed intellectual space.” By this he means that most American … [Read more...]

One State: The Palestinians’ Only Option


In the final countdown to the UN General Assembly vote on recognition of Palestine as a non-member state, the PLO has indicated that it's expecting "a pleasant surprise", it being the number of European countries which will not do Zionism's bidding on this occasion and will vote for the resolution. Victory … [Read more...]

Palestine: One or Two State Solution?

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by Stephen Lendman | Sabbah Report: Opinions vary. Why isn't clear. Years ago, two states were possible. No longer. Israel controls over half the West Bank and much of East Jerusalem. More is added daily. When completed, the apartheid wall will control over 10% of … [Read more...]

Return of the One-State Solution?

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A Realist's Utopia By Landon Frim* | Sabbah Report | This month marks the 44th anniversary of the Six-Day War between Israel and the bordering states of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan. It was this conflict in June of 1967 which has shaped Arab-Israeli relations ever since, primarily because of … [Read more...]

Israel and Palestine: A true one-state solution

By George Bisharat* | Sabbah Report | "Where is the Palestinian Mandela?" pundits occasionally ask. But after these latest Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington fail -- as they inevitably will -- the more pressing question may be: "Where is the Israeli de Klerk?" Will an Israeli … [Read more...]

When will time run out for a two-state solution?

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By Yousef Munayyer* | Sabbah Report | Among those involved in the Middle East peace process industry there is much talk about "time running out" for a two-state solution. Recently, the same sentiments were echoed by the US state department, reflecting a shift in the way the Obama … [Read more...]

Independent and interdependent

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By Sam Bahour and Bernard Avishai* | Sabbah Report | The latest rift between the United States and Israel, which began with Israel's announcement of more planned construction planned in Ramat Shlomo - a Jewish-only neighborhood - that would further separate East Jerusalem from the rest of a … [Read more...]

Against ‘Pro-Israel’


By Robert Wright* | Sabbah Report | Are you anti-Israel? If you fear that, deep down, you might be, I have important news. The recent tension between Israel and the United States led various commentators to identify hallmarks of anti-Israelism, and these may be of diagnostic value. As … [Read more...]

What future for ‘Greater Israel’? [Video]

The Middle East 'peace process' is seriously deadlocked. Israel is determined to press ahead with the expansion of settlements. Palestinians refuse to accept anything less than their total freeze, but they are divided on the best way forward - diplomacy or resistance. The diplomatic vacuum leads to more … [Read more...]

Steps to create an Israel-Palestine


A one-state solution in the area is not as farfetched as it might seem. By Jonathan Kuttab* | Sabbah Report | For a while, it seemed that a two-state solution might actually be achievable and that a sovereign Palestinian state would be created in the West Bank and Gaza, allowing Jews and … [Read more...]

The Dangers of Two States Solution

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By Dr. Elias Akleh* | Sabbah Report | The Two States Solution (Israeli and Palestinian states) to the Zionist/Arab conflict has been, lately, revived as the only practical solution to the conflict. This solution, with all its embedded dangers, had been unjustly and illegally imposed by the … [Read more...]

Bantustans and the unilateral declaration of statehood

The PA leadership in Ramallah is leading the Palestinian movement of independence to a dead end with its proposed unilateral call for Palestinian statehood. (Thaer Ganaim/MaanImages)

By Virginia Tilley* | Sabbah Report | From a rumor, to a rising murmur, the proposal floated by the Palestinian Authority's (PA) Ramallah leadership to declare Palestinian statehood unilaterally has suddenly hit center stage. The European Union, the United States and others have rejected it … [Read more...]

Whatever Bibi Wants, Bibi Gets

Whatever Bibi Wants, Bibi Gets

Will the real Barack Obama please stand up to Israel? By Yousef Munayyer * Barack Obama is a rookie. At least, this is what the Israeli prime minister seems to think. So far, Benjamin Netanyahu has been able to maximize his gains at the expense of the U.S. president and the Palestinians while … [Read more...]

Boycott Israel

By Neve Gordon Israeli newspapers this summer are filled with angry articles about the push for an international boycott of Israel. Films have been withdrawn from Israeli film festivals, Leonard Cohen is under fire around the world for his decision to perform in Tel Aviv, and Oxfam has severed ties with a … [Read more...]



By Alan Sabrosky * The hopes Obama raised in Cairo didn't last a week before US Middle East envoy George Mitchell buried them five days later in Israel. It was understood that what Obama proposed would be difficult to translate into concrete deeds. I believe Obama was sincere, and it wouldn't have been the … [Read more...]

Saree Makdisi – Banned in the U.S.A. (Almost)

I didn't think America was a place where bookstores barred people for their viewpoints, until it happened to me, right here in Washington, D.C., the city of my birth. I was scheduled to speak at Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse last month about my latest book, "Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday … [Read more...]

You Vote: YES!

Do you believe Palestinians and Israelis should stop working towards a two-state solution and focus on co-existence with equal rights and protections in a shared homeland? A question published by LA Times and asking readers to vote. Majority (at the time of writing this) said, Yes! ISRAEL: The one-state … [Read more...]

Overcoming Zionism

Overcoming Zionism

Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine Joel Kovel is both a scholar and an activist. In the former capacity he has published nine books and over a hundred articles and reviews. His books include White Racism, which was nominated for a National Book Award in 1972; A Complete Guide to … [Read more...]