The problem is not the new US embassy in Jerusalem. The problem is the reality which surrounds and underpins it.
Donald Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem changes nothing on the ground but everything on the horizon. It is the final death certificate of the peace process. Now it’s time for something completely different.
The “peace of the brave” has given way to the peace of the grave. It’s time to abandon Oslo in favour of a civil rights struggle for equality.
Netanyahu’s re-election promises “business as usual”. But this is an extremely risky venture on the Iranian-Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian fronts.
For Palestinians in Israel, the recent race for the Knesset was both the worst of elections and the best.
Active and effective Arab political participation in the next Knesset can be a game changer, shifting the Palestinian struggle towards civil rights.
How do you end the Israeli occupation without ending the occupation? Through a struggle for equal civil rights for Jews and Arabs.
As I cycle amid the growing cycle of violence, I believe peaceful coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians is plausible and possible.
As tensions mount, it’s hard to believe that Israelis and Palestinians share a lot in common – even the dreams of their great writers.
Although I wish there were a Palestinian Mandela, I suspect that Israel-Palestine is not ready for someone like him… not yet, at least.