Last updated on: 11/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Beyond Images Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“This Briefing outlines six steps which the Palestinian leadership and people need to take to establish and sustain a viable, independent Palestinian state. If they take these steps, they will find an Israeli nation ready to partner with them in building two states which live side-by-side, in stable and secure long-term coexistence…

You cannot build a Palestinian state by demonising the Jewish state. You will build a Palestinian state by taking tough steps, and making the real-world compromises which recognise the rights and legitimacy of Israel as the future neighbour of an independent Palestinian state.

STEP 1: Recognise Israel as a Jewish state…

STEP 2: Publicly acknowledge that it will not be possible to exercise the Palestinian ‘right of return’ into Israel…

STEP 3: Curb incitement against Israel, the glorification of suicide bombers, and the justifications for past terrorism…

STEP 4: Repudiate the narrative of Jewish history, which denies the Jewish connection to the land of Israel and, particularly, Jerusalem…

STEP 5: Take account of the legitimate security needs of the Israeli people by agreeing to a demilitarised future state…

STEP 6: Stop criminalising Israel’s West Bank settlements, and start working towards a viable, and pragmatic territorial solution.”

“Briefing Number 299: Building an Independent Palestinian State,” www.beyondimages.info, Sep. 13, 2011

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Beyond Images is a London-based website which provides facts and resources to help people to argue Israel’s case in an informed and coherent way, and to explain the context for Israel’s actions.”

“Why Beyond Images?,” www.beyondimages.info (accessed Nov. 18, 2015)

Mission:

“The purpose of the Beyond Images Project is to equip Israel advocates with facts, arguments, resources and techniques to advocate for Israel in a pro-active and balanced way. The Project is independent and run by volunteers. It involves four activities:

  • the Beyond Images information website (www.beyondimages.info)
  • educational seminars
  • activist support and
  • collaboration with other Israel-related projects.”

“About Beyond Images,” www.beyondimages.info, Nov. 2009

Other:
Online resource
Quoted in:
  1. Does Israel Commit Acts of Terrorism?
  2. What Are the Jewish Ties to the Land Where Israel and the Palestinian Territories Currently Exist?