Last updated on: 12/21/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Israel Action Network (IAN) Biography

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

“On its face, one bi-national state made up of Jews and Palestinian Arabs is a prescription for endless conflict, not peace. The parties themselves do not want it; they seek separation in the form of two independent states between the Jordan River and Mediterranean Sea. The international community overwhelmingly rejects the one state option and supports two states based on negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Those urging a one state option, by and large, are anti-Zionists who never supported the idea of Israel serving as the nation state of the Jewish people.

Those who support genuine peace and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians should encourage the parties to restart negotiations and sustain them until they reach the desired outcome [a two-state solution], and, in the meantime, to refrain from policies and actions that undermine the peacemaking environment, and to take affirmative steps to build the framework for a successful Palestinian state.”

“The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: One State Versus Two States,” israelactionnetwork.org (accessed Dec. 17, 2015)

Description:

“The Israel Action Network (IAN) is a strategic initiative of The Jewish Federations of North America, in partnership with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, created to counter assaults made on Israel’s legitimacy…

IAN is your go-to source for the latest information, trends, researched messages that work, strategies and best practices both to counter attempts to undermine Israel’s legitimacy and to undertake affirmative forward-looking initiatives.

Through this active, continental network, IAN continues to strengthen and expand support for the democratic Jewish State of Israel, while advocating for a negotiated, two-state solution that will allow Israelis and Palestinians to live as neighbors in peace and security.”

“About Us,” israelactionnetwork.org (accessed Dec. 17, 2015)

Mission:

“The IAN was created to educate, organize and mobilize the organized North American Jewish community to develop strategic approaches to countering these assaults [on its right to exist] and develop innovative efforts to change the conversation about Israel and achieving peace and security for two states for two peoples. Our work is grounded in building strong relationships with people of faith, human rights advocates, political and civic leaders, and friends and neighbors in our communities. With the help of these allies, we are developing a broader understanding of Israel and Israelis and are working together to address these issues.”

“About Us,” israelactionnetwork.org (accessed Dec. 17, 2015)

Other:
501(c)(3) nonprofit
Quoted in:
  1. Is Israel an Apartheid State?