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Gershon Baskin

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A Cease-fire Deal Would Be a Huge Victory for Hamas, but Israel Has No Choice

Two days before Gilad Shalit came home, after five years as a Hamas hostage in Gaza, I wrote Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

09.02.2024 70

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Gershon Baskin

The Necessary Peace – The Peace of No Choice

27.11.2023 10

The Times of Israel (Blogs)

Gershon Baskin

The Emotional Storm We are Living Through

We are all completely overwhelmed in a storm of emotions – pain, anger, fear, we watch suffering every day and we are flooded with the stories of...

04.11.2023 10

The Times of Israel (Blogs)

Gershon Baskin

The Future of Hamas after October 7, 2023 – Part 2

Can Hamas be dismantled and destroyed? The government and military control of Gaza by Hamas can be dismantled and destroyed. It will not be easy and...

29.10.2023 20

The Times of Israel (Blogs)

Gershon Baskin

Our main dilemmas

Here are the main dilemmas we all face – especially the decision makers and the questions that I am asking myself and struggling with: How to bring...

22.10.2023 30

The Times of Israel (Blogs)

Gershon Baskin

What we see and what we don’t

Last night, one of my closest Palestinian friends who live in Sheikh Jarah in East Jerusalem called me crying: “Did you see what they did, they...

18.10.2023 10

The Times of Israel (Blogs)

Gershon Baskin

Is there an alternative to this war?

As someone whose whole life has been dedicated to peace, I marched against the war in Vietnam when I was 12 years old, I was asked this evening: Is...

16.10.2023 5

The Times of Israel (Blogs)

Gershon Baskin

Making History in Jerusalem – A Palestinian List for Jerusalem

All of the Residents List for the Jerusalem City Council قائمة لكل سكانها Palestinians voting and participating in the Jerusalem...

06.10.2023 10

The Times of Israel (Blogs)

Gershon Baskin

There is No Place Like Home

Like many of my readers, and unlike my wife and children, I am an Israeli by choice. I immigrated to Israel nearly 46 years ago. My wife and children...

21.09.2023 40

The Times of Israel (Blogs)

Gershon Baskin

The coming year – the worst is yet to come, unless

I imagine that the average Israeli sees very little of the content that I see every day in my Twitter (X) feed, from the Palestinian media, from...

14.09.2023 20

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Gershon Baskin

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