Author Archives: Joel Beinin

About Joel Beinin

Joel Beinin is Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University. From 2006 to 2008 he served as Director of Middle East Studies and Professor of History at the American University in Cairo.

What Comes Next: Unlikely, unrealistic, or unimaginable?

Joel Beinin argues that by failing to secure Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s agreement to a settlement freeze in preparation for restarting direct Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, President Obama most likely put the final nail in the coffin of the two-state solution of the conflict. This post is part of “What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm.”

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Israeli Government, Occupation, One state/Two states, US Policy in the Middle East, US Politics | 16 Comments

Roots of Resistance: The first intifada and the non-emergence of a Palestinian state

The mainstream Israeli left had a chance to create a two-state solution during the first intifada. Instead they launched the vast settlement expansion of the 90s. This post is part of the series “Roots of Resistance: 25 year retrospective on the first intifada.”

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Israeli Government, Occupation, One state/Two states, Roots of Resistance | 5 Comments