two-state solution

Labor Pains Over Two-State Solution

Herzog argues for unilateral moves, which creates a firestorm on the left.

02/16/2016 - 17:45
Contributing Editor

Tel Aviv — Ever since Yitzchak Rabin and Shimon Peres signed the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians back in 1993, Israel’s Labor Party has championed bilateral negotiations toward a two-state solution.

Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog is being criticized from within the party for seeming to abandon the two-state solution. Getty

Kerry To Visit Israel

11/18/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Israel for the first time in over a year, Israeli news outlets are reporting.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, listening as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu makes a statement. JTA

U.S. Senate Resolution Expresses Support For Israel, Condemns Palestinian Terror

11/11/2015 - 19:00

Washington — The U.S. Senate passed a resolution expressing support for Israel and condemned Palestinian terror attacks.

U.S. Senate. Via wikipedia.org

Before Meeting With Obama, Netanyahu Recommits To 2 States

11/08/2015 - 19:00

Washington — Speaking to the press with President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recommitted to a two-state outcome.

U.S President Barack Obama, right, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House

Obama Wants To Hear How Netanyahu Will Preserve 2-State Option

11/05/2015 - 19:00

Washington — President Barack Obama expects Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to outline how he plans to preserve the two-state solution when they meet next week, his top aides said.

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House. JTA

Study: Israeli, Palestinian Economies Would Grow $170 Billion With 2-State Solution

06/08/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Israel’s economy would gain $120 billion and the Palestinian economy some $50 billion over the next decade in a two-state solution, a study has found.

Who Really Wants Palestinian Statehood?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been trying to assure the Americans and Europeans that he still supports the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict despite a mountain of evidence that it is a case "that may be what I said but it's not what I meant."

He says he supports it in principle, but in practice there's a lot of contradictory evidence:

Mideast Peace: Search and Rescue

The coalition guidelines Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented to Knesset on Wednesday revealed more by what they did not say that what they told about where he wants to lead his newly minted right wing government diplomatically.

The guidelines offered only vague language about peace and made no mention of the two-state approach or any new diplomatic vision or peace initiatives for the Netanyahu's fourth term.

Instead it offered what the Jerusalem Post defined as "a rather anemic clause" declaring:

Bibi Abandons 2-State Solution

As the election got closer and tighter Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu moved farther and farther away from his 2009 commitment to the two-state solution.

In the years since that speech at Bar Ilan University, his position has gone from "yes, but' to "hell, no" with a few stops in between.

Time To Recognize The Palestinian State

Israeli recognition of a Palestinian state could be groundbreaking, a catalyst for renewing negotiations.

01/05/2015 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The recent collapse of Israel’s government may seem like one more reason to despair of our tortured politics and divided polity, but it presents the best chance in years to secure peace and preserve our democracy. The government that was disbanded was not a government of peace, in any possible way.

Hilik Bar
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