ISRAELI – PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

Israel, Covid-19, and the Middle East: An Interview with Ofer Zalzberg

Director of the IIP Stephanie Fenkart spoke with Ofer Zalzberg of the Crisis Group’s Arab-Israel Project on the direct health consequences of the covid-19 pandemic for Israeli and Palestinian societies, the current and potential impacts of the new measures on the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the formation of a new government between Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party […]


ICG report on The Regional Stakes of Soured Israeli-Jordanian Relations

A timely report from ICG analyst and Kelman Institute affiliate Ofer Zalzberg. The quarter-century mark of the Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty has passed with little fanfare, as key constituencies in both countries question its core premises. The Trump administration’s policies and peace plan sharpen doubts. Reviving the 1994 deal’s spirit is important for Israel, Jordan and […]


Sanctity in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In his interview with Israeli TV Channel 10, ICG Analyst Ofer Zalzberg calls for an inclusion of  religious leaders in – what he terms – political conversations about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “We have to find another way to address sanctity in the conflict and accept it that there are large publics on both sides that attribute deep sanctity […]


“Holding on to the Possibility of Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Tips From a Conflict Resolution Expert”

Haaretz interview with Herbert Kelman, by Amir Tibon (Washington) Mar 27, 2017 12:47 PM Herbert Kelman has been bringing together Israelis and Palestinians for decades in hope of finding and compromise. ‘I’ve never believed any of this is easy, but you’ve got to keep a sense of possibility, otherwise what’s the use of trying.’


Researching for a Complex Understanding of the Political Religious Conflicts over the Holy Land (2015 – ongoing)

In 2015, the Herbert C. Kelman Institute initiated a new project , “Researching a Complex Understanding of the Political Religious Conflicts over the Holy Land”. The aim of the work is to create opportunities for a better understanding of the religious and political issues around the Holy Esplanade and the wider Holy Land.


New Visions and Strategies for a Sustainable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

New Visions and Strategies for a Sustainable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The need for creative approaches to resolving the protracted Israeli-Palestinian conflict has never been more urgent. Traditional approaches to a Two State solution have not been adequate to the task. Yet a One State solution approach leaves many significant issues unresolved, in particular questions of citizenship and equality under the law. Over the course of […]


Rebuilding Trust in Negotiations (2011-2013)

Rebuilding Trust in Negotiations (2011-2013)

As a scholar and practitioner Herbert C. Kelman has focused intensively on the Israeli Palestinian conflict for many years. The core of this work has been the facilitation of dialogue between politically influential Israelis and Palestinians close to the centre of the political mainstream. The aim of this dialogue was to promote movement toward a […]