OPINION by Richard Falk The mental processes that infuse zombie geopolitics with political vitality long after their viability has vanished is partly mysterious, and partly a calculated effort to deny a changed reality. More concretely, I have in mind the afterlife of the “two-state solution”, long after it became crystal[…]
A recent poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip has revealed that an overwhelming majority have lost faith in Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, with two-thirds of poll participants demanding his resignation. ‘PA has now become a[…]
In a radical departure from the United States’ long-held position in favor of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he could “live with either” a one- or two-state solution, during his first press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Aside[…]
President Mahmoud Abbas has called on the UN to declare 2017 the year “to end the Israeli occupation” of Palestinian land and people, saying that Israel’s settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank is destroying any hope of a two-state solution. During a speech before the UN General Assembly on Thursday,[…]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denied reports that he had backed away from support for a two-state solution that he expressed in a 2009 speech. A statement from Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party on Sunday stated that the prime minister had said that “in the present situation in the Middle[…]
President Jacob Zuma and the SA Jewish Board of Deputies on Thursday expressed support for a two-State solution in the Israel and Palestine conflict. Zuma reiterated South Africa’s willingness to support all sides to find a solution, said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj in a statement. “The SAJBD also reiterated their[…]
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