On what to do about the escalating violence in Jerusalem, Mitchel Plitnick shares the thoughts of Gershon Baskin, renowned peace activist and founder of IPCRI - Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information. Read Plitnick's introduction and Baskin's advice HERE!
Among his many roles, Mitchell Plitnick is Program Director at the Foundation for Middle East Peace. Click HERE for Plitnick's bio on FMEP's website.
In his second post on the TIPP Blog, Jack Berriault, TIPP's founder, presents his thoughts on a new approach to the context and subject of TIPP's work in the world: the relationship between the Palestinian Arabs and Jewish Israelis.
This approach, based on the power of "story", is the touchstone of TIPP's book A Common Historical Narrative, about to be published, and a program of workshops, now under development, that will generate the possibility of a transformed future for Palestine and Israel.
Click HERE to read Jack's essay!Read more
In this post from Gush Shalom, Uri Avnery writes "The battle is over. The dust has settled. A new government - partly ridiculous, partly terrifying - has been installed. It is time to take stock." Click HERE for Uri's latest post, Who will save Israel?
Click HERE to read Avnery's inspiring biography on the website of Gush Shalom.
We think that Uri Avnery has nailed it. His recent article is like an echo of the stand The Israel Palestine Project (TIPP) has been for some time. Particularly valuable is his “directive” to new leaders that they include all minorities living in Israel as well as the West Bank, and I assume Gaza as well. This is critical.Read more