Daniel Levy is co-director of the New America Foundations Middle East Task Force and an editor for the The Middle East Channel at ForeignPolicy.com. He is a senior fellow at both The Century Foundation and the European Council on Foreign Relations. Levy was previously an official negotiator for the Israeli government in peace talks with the Palestinians under Prime Ministers Rabin and Barak. Levy served as the lead Israeli drafter of the Geneva Initiative. He is a board member of the New Israel Fund and a founder of J Street.
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Why Daniel Levy thinks Israels policy toward the Palestinians is poisoning the Jewish state from within.
There is no direct or quick fix move from the Palestinian application for U.N. membership to the actual realization of a Palestinian state but the Palestinian U.N. move does represent the most definitive break yet with the failed and structurally flawed strategies for advancing peace of many a year.
Implications for UNESCOs vote to admit Palestine as a member.
The Palestinian bid for UN membership should be seen as a desperate plea for revitalizing the process for a two-state solution, however, the stalled peace process looks increasingly irresolvable.
Levy and Makovsky debate the motion, This house believes that bilateral Israeli-Palestinian negotiations are not currently a viable way to reach a two-state solution, for the Economist.
A unified yes from Europe would strengthen the Palestinians faith in the efficacy of diplomacy and non-violence and the international communitys commitment to the two-state solution.