Many peace activists in Palestine/Israel believe that the two-state solution is gone, buried under the massive Israeli settlement blocs. Obama’s last-ditch effort seems the last chance. What obstacles, in Israel and in the US, could defeat him? And if he fails, what next – a single state, a regional confederation?
Jeff Halper is an Israeli Jew who cofounded ICAHD, which opposes Israel’s policy of demolishing Palestinian homes in the Occupied Territories and then rebuilds them as a form of political resistance. He is the author of An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel.