What steps are practical and just?
Another issue which seems to polarize activists seeking a “just peace” to the Israel/Palestine conflict is what will a “just peace” look like? This often focuses on a discussion about one or two states, with advocates on both sides making claims about why their “solution” is more just. The honest answer is that no solution will make the history of suffering disappear, heal the scars or solve all the issues. Lars and Ian debate the issue of what is pragmatic given “facts on the ground” as well as considering the views of the international community, Palestinians and Israelis.
Photo by Fillipo Minelli.
Shop welded closed on Shuhada Street, Hebron.
Hebron, called Al-Khalil by Palestinians, has a reputation for being one of the most difficult cities in the West Bank. It’s true to stay it’s tense, but there’s much more to Hebron. Lars and Ian discuss their initial reactions and share their experience of living here over the last two months as international observers for the EAPPI.
Is BDS the right tactic?
Activists seeking to end Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank and Gaza consider many tactics. One that’s received much attention recently is BDS. Ian and Lars discuss some of the cons and pros of BDS and challenge some of the assumptions of activists involved in the BDS campaign. Your comments and questions are welcome.