"In an effort to circumvent a seemingly bleak future, a group of Israeli and Palestinian scholars is proposing and examining an interesting and provocative paradigm shift . . . these essayists provide some interesting and refreshing ideas."--Jay Freeman"Booklist" (06/01/2014)
"A perceptual and cognitive turnaround aimed at formulating a solution to the situation. And it may well be that this is precisely what it takes to get out of the impasse the diplomatic process has reached."--Arad Nir"Al-Monitor" (10/14/2014)
"A provocative and daring new approach to peacefully meeting the national rights of Israelis and Palestinians."--Rami G. Khouri"Agence Global" (04/25/2015)
"Throughout the book, Levine, and Mossberg investigate every aspect of of the idea of "Parallel States." They analyze a new coexistence of Israel and Palestine at all levels: economic, religious, judicial; and how it would prevent the emergence of tensions between the communities."--Joan Catala Margarit"afkar/ideas" (05/01/2015)"
While unilateralism and impunity are destroying the two-state solution, and racism and power politics are precluding the one-state solution, the Parallel States Project provides precisely that type of creativity and daring capable of generating a refreshing alternative vision that might actually rescue the chances of peace.
Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee and the Palestinian Legislative Council
Two assumptions: 1) time ran out for the two-state solution and 2) Israelis and Palestinians can and have to live together, in equality and justice. For anyone who believes in these two assumptions, "One Land, Two States" is more than an option. It is a needthe need to look for the unthinkable in this endless conflict.
Gideon Levy, columnist for" Haaretz"
There is always merit in challenging conventional thinking, and this volume by two seasoned and out-of-the-box thinkers does it.
Aaron David Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
The Parallel States concept to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is the most daring and intriguing new idea for a permanent peace that has come along in two generations of failed negotiations. It deserves very serious consideration by all interested parties, because in its entirety or in some of its component elements it could spark a more productive new path to peace, justice, and coexistence.
Rami G. Khouri, Director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut, and syndicated columnist for Agence Global and the" Daily Star"
You may call it fantasy, daydreaming, or utopia. But isn t this what Herzl faced too? When those who are preoccupied with the conventional two-state solution are being called obsessive, this book offers a new, fascinating, innovative approach with different tools to solve the same old problem for the same people. Wanted! Two brave leaders to take up the challenge.
Arad Nir, Foreign Affairs Editor, Channel 2 News, Israel
The Parallel States Project is a vision aimed at shattering the accepted conventions regarding the political solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. What it is in fact is an attempt to square the circle. It will take the political world, which has come up against one failure after another in its efforts to advance peace among the peoples living in the Holy Land, some time to digest the concept. Ultimately, there is quite a good chance that the idea of a functional partition will trickle down to the peoples and their leaders and offer the formula that will finally lead to conciliation and peace.
Israel Harel, chairman and founder of Yesha Council, head of the Institute for Zionist Strategies, columnist for "Haaretz, "and participant in the Parallel States Project"