Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
Proposals for a Palestinian State
The establishment of a viable Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 borders alongside Israel with both states guaranteed the ability to maintain secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force
- Let Israelis and Palestinians Vote on a Final Settlement
By Hussein Agha and Robert Malley, The Guardian, September 8, 2003
Agha and Malley offer a creative solution to the conflict. They argue that the step-by-step approaches contained in the Road Map have failed and that the quartet should put forward a solution to the conflict that will be voted on in a joint referendum of both in Israel and among the Palestinians. This takes the solution out-of-the-hands of the politicians and asks "the people" to vote directly for a peaceful two-state solution.
Many of their points are further amplified in:
Last exit by Bernard Avishai,
Boston Globe, September 21, 2003 [read article]
- In Pursuit of Peace
By Ziad Asali, Tikkun, July/August, 2003
Asali, the outgoing President of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, lays out a set of principles for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that closely resembles those of Brit Tzedek. He expresses great empathy for Jewish suffering and suggests that with the assistance of the United States both peoples can get beyond the "ideology of collective victimization [which] has precluded compromise and allowed extremists to play on people's fears."
- A Trusteeship for Palestine?
by Martin Indyk, Foreign Affairs, May/June, 2003
Former American Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk argues in a controversial article that the best way for President Bush to advance the Road Map would be to establish US-led trusteeship over the Palestinian parts of the Occupied Territories. He argues this is the only way to control terrorism and advance the process of establishing a Palestinian state.
- A Letter from Porto Alegre
Brazilian Friends of Peace Now, February 4, 2003
In sharp contrast to the Durbin summit in South Africa, the Porto Allegre (Brazil) World Social Forum proved to be a model of cooperation among Israeli and Palestinian peace activists. The Forward reported on the cooperation among Israeli and Palestinian peace activists at Porto Allegre: At a Leftist Summit, Cheers For a Separate Mideast Peace (Forward, February 7, 2003)
- Traveling a One-Lane Road
Yossi Alpher, Los Angeles Times, January 26, 2003
Yossi Alpher argues that the only possible peace initiatives that currently stand any chance of success are the unilateral ones on each side: Israeli proposals for unilateral withdrawal and Palestinian proposals for stopping attacking on Israelis.
- The Nusseibeh-Ayalon Agreement - Ha'aretz, September 3, 2002
Overview, by Doni Remba, President, Chicago Peace Now
A simple outline for a peace settlement proposed by the former Palestinian Authority representative in Jerusalem and the former director of the Israeli intelligence agency.
- Plan for Separation
Council for Peace and Security - April, 2002
A proposal for unilateral Israeli withdrawal proposed by over 1000 former Israeli generals and intelligence officers.
- Saudi Peace Plan (Arab League Summit, Beirut, March 28, 2002)
The Saudi plan for making peace along the pre-1967 boundaries in line with UN Resolutions 242 and 338.
In Will Israel Take a Chance? (New York Times, February 21, 2002), Henry Siegman, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, argues that the Saudi Plan represents a major advances in the Peace Process and question why the Sharon government has failed to respond positively to this important opportunity.