Solidarity with the Palestinians’ struggle for freedom from oppression is growing, and Zionists’ intimidation tactics such as the charge of ‘anti-Semitism’ for criticizing Israel’s crimes are no longer having the silencing effect they’ve had in the past.
In “Palestine’s Horizon: Toward a Just Peace”, Richard Falk emphasizes the present need “to take stock, and reformulate a vision and strategy to guide the Palestinian struggle”. The book is an invaluable contribution precisely because it goes so far in doing just that.
There is a strong tendency among Palestinian supporters to equate the two-state solution with the goal of the US-led so-called “peace process”. This is a fundamental error with important strategic consequences in terms of achieving an end to Israel’s occupation regime.
The world’s governments continue to endorse the ‘two-state solution’ while civil society observers realize that Israel is adamant in its refusal to allow an independent Palestinian state to feels no pressure from the US to change course.