Jonathan Kuttab: Beyond the Two State Solution

Beyond the Two-State Solution, by Jonathan Kuttab, is a short introduction to the ongoing crisis in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Zionism and Palestinian Nationalism have been at loggerheads for over a century. Some thought the two-state solution would resolve the conflict between them. Kuttab explains that the two-state solution (that he supported) is no longer viable.

He suggests that any solution be predicated on the basic existential needs of the two parties, needs he lays out in exceptional detail. He formulates a way forward for a 1-state solution that challenges both Zionism and Palestinian Nationalism.

This book invites readers to begin a new conversation based on reality: two peoples will need to live together in some sort of unified state. It is balanced and accessible to neophytes and to experts alike.

In this short interview Jonathan explains why the One Democratic State is the only viable way forward.

You may download a free copy of Jonathan’s book from Nonviolence International

Jonathan Kuttab is a co-founder of Nonviolence International. A well-known international human rights attorney, Jonathan has established himself as a prominent speaker on nonviolence.

He is also a co-founder of the Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq a member of the Board of Bethlehem Bible College and Executive Director of Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA).

Jonathan is also a member of the Peacemaker Trust International Board of Reference.

Spring Peacemaker e-News

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The Church of England and Palestine: Revd Mark Battison

Mark is President of Friends of Sabeel Australia and a former Anglican clergyman. In this conversation Mark shares his frustration with the Church of England for the lack of a prophetic voice on justice for the Palestinians.

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Bishop Richard Llewellin Joins Peacemaker’s Board of Reference

We are delighted to announce that the Right Revd Richard Llewellin has kindly agreed to join the Peacemaker International Board of Reference. Bishop Richard becomes the 10th Anglican Bishop or Archbishop to do so.

Bishop Richard was ordained in 1964 and was a curate at Radlett. After serving a second curacy at Johannesburg Cathedral, and being expelled from South Africa by the apartheid Nationalist government of the day in 1971, he was then successively the Vicar of Waltham Cross, the Rector of Harpenden and a canon of Truro Cathedral before being ordained to the episcopate as the suffragan Bishop of Street Germans (1985-1992).

He later became the suffragan Bishop of Dover (1992-1999) and was subsequently appointed Bishop at Lambeth and Chief of Staff to the Archbishop by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, a position he held until 2004. In retirement he was appointed an honorary fellow of Canterbury Christ Church University.

Bishop Richard is a member of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and has also served as a human rights monitor with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel. EAPPI is an international programme coordinated by the World Council of Churches. It brings people from around the world to the West Bank to serve for three months as human rights monitors.

Garth Hewitt Talks About Easter Revolution

I was delighted to interview Garth Hewitt about his latest album and book entitled Easter Revolution.

“It is a revolution of peacemaking, of following Jesus the peacemaker. It is a revolution that rejects violence as a solution, rejects greed, and embraces justice for all, sharing with all and welcoming the forgotten. It is a rejection of past ways of mistreating people and is a call for equality. It also recognises the responsibility for the care of the planet. It is a revolution of hope.” Garth Hewitt

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Kairos USA Statement of Support

“With the growing challenge to the theological justifications for the colonization and ethnic cleansing of Palestine, the counterattack by defenders of Zionism has intensified. Overwhelmingly, this has taken the form of charges of antisemitism. On Monday, January 30, a Disciplinary Tribunal of the Church of England imposed upon the Rev. Dr. Stephen Sizer a 12-year ban on clergy activities, ruling that Sizer engaged in “conduct unbecoming the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders.” As covered in Jeff Wright’s Mondoweiss article, the charges of antisemitism were brought before the Church of England by Marie van der Zyl on behalf the Board of Deputies of British Jews, which describes itself as “the voice of the UK Jewish community.” Sizer is well known for his critique of Christian Zionism and his opposition to what many human rights organizations and others are now describing as Israeli apartheid.

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