The Israel Policy Forum has set up camp in the blogosphere with its new venture, “The Mideast Peace Pulse”. The IPF states its mission as “to promote active U.S. engagement to achieve a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace and security for Israel with the Palestinians and the Arab states.” Along with J Street, the IPF is a leading element of the burgeoning set of institutions pressing for a “pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, pro-peace” position (via the Z-Word).
I am also heartened to see that the Peace Pulse will apparently include posts by Ghassan Khatib, former Palestinian Authority Minister of Planning and Labor, and Ziad J. Asali, head of The American Task Force on Palestine and former president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. There are unfortunately far too few forums where pro-Israel and pro-Palestine voices feel comfortable sharing a space, much less working together productively in hopes of a shared future and a peaceful tomorrow. Without these circles of engagement, however, the prospects for advancement look dim. I’m a pleased the the Peace Pulse will provide one of those spaces, and I look forward to reading the contributions of all its contributors.
Welcome to the ‘sphere!