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The Death of the Two-State Paradigm

Ian S. Lustick, Paradigm Lost: From Two-State Solution to One-State Reality (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019). Almost half a century ago, in the early 1980s, many pundits warned that the window for creating two states was closing. Israeli geographer…

How We Say It Matters, Too

Last week, I slammed the Reform Movement for its truly shocking statement about civility in American political discourse. In addition to what was said, how it was said left me wishing for something more from the Movement that claims to…

Twenty Four Hours in Ramallah

I went to Ramallah two¬†weekends ago to visit a friend living there, and the experiences I had forced me to rethink oppression and how we interact with it, especially in terms of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. These 24 hours forced me…

Seeing "Budrus" in Ramallah

It is one thing to know that peace-loving Palestinians exist, but quite another to join several hundreds [700, I have since learned] of Palestinians giving a standing ovation five minutes long to a film about non-violence. Last Wednesday night, I…

Daniel Sieradski