The Israel/Palestine ‘peace process’ has failed and the occupation has never been more pervasive. The prospect of a two-state solution, a position advocated by all Western countries, is increasingly criticised as being at odds with the realities of the conflict. Jake Lynch and Antony Loewenstein have spent years contemplating these issues and here present new work that takes the debate further.
Loewenstein has co-edited a new collection, with Ahmed Moor, After Zionism, which presents the world’s leading writers on ways to achieve the only democratic outcome in the Middle East, a one-state solution. Lynch has written a paper, “Beyond Coincidence and Conspiracy Theory”, that analyses the relationship between Australia and Israel and the ways in which Canberra’s attitude towards the conflict is routinely pulled in a range of directions. Lynch and Loewenstein will also discuss the current proposals for BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) against Israel.