Israel Demolishes Homes in Occupied Territories

In this aerial photo from files dated Oct. 20, 2005, Muslim worshippers gather outside the Dome of the Rock Mosque, in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, also known to Jews as the Temple Mount, and Jews gather at the Western Wall, bottom center, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City. Conventional wisdom on Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking has long held that Israel should relinquish most of the lands it occupied in 1967 in favor of a Palestinian state, the "two-state solution" that much of the world has supported for years, but Mohammed Ishtayeh, a senior adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said on Sunday Dec. 12, 2010 "If Israel continues with these measures that it is employing today the possibility of a two-state solution becomes very slim."
In this aerial photo from files dated Oct. 20, 2005, Muslim worshippers gather outside the Dome of the Rock Mosque, in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, also known to Jews as the Temple Mount, and Jews gather at the Western Wall, bottom center, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City. Conventional wisdom on Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking has long held that Israel should relinquish most of the lands it occupied in 1967 in favor of a Palestinian state, the "two-state solution" that much of the world has supported for years, but Mohammed Ishtayeh, a senior adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said on Sunday Dec. 12, 2010 "If Israel continues with these measures that it is employing today the possibility of a two-state solution becomes very slim." Kevin Frayer / AP Photo
In this aerial photo from files dated Oct. 20, 2005, Muslim worshippers gather outside the Dome of the Rock Mosque, in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, also known to Jews as the Temple Mount, and Jews gather at the Western Wall, bottom center, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City. Conventional wisdom on Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking has long held that Israel should relinquish most of the lands it occupied in 1967 in favor of a Palestinian state, the "two-state solution" that much of the world has supported for years, but Mohammed Ishtayeh, a senior adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said on Sunday Dec. 12, 2010 "If Israel continues with these measures that it is employing today the possibility of a two-state solution becomes very slim."
In this aerial photo from files dated Oct. 20, 2005, Muslim worshippers gather outside the Dome of the Rock Mosque, in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, also known to Jews as the Temple Mount, and Jews gather at the Western Wall, bottom center, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City. Conventional wisdom on Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking has long held that Israel should relinquish most of the lands it occupied in 1967 in favor of a Palestinian state, the "two-state solution" that much of the world has supported for years, but Mohammed Ishtayeh, a senior adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said on Sunday Dec. 12, 2010 "If Israel continues with these measures that it is employing today the possibility of a two-state solution becomes very slim." Kevin Frayer / AP Photo

Israel Demolishes Homes in Occupied Territories

Many progressive Jewish-Israelis fear a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians is all but dead. Jeff Halper is an Israeli anthropologist and director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He’s touring the U.S. to discuss the peace process and the Israeli government’s decades-long practice of tearing down the homes of Palestinians accused of terrorism or offering terrorist support. Halper will tell us why he believes the idea of a one-state solution, once unthinkable, is starting to gain traction among many left-wing Jewish-Israelis. His 2015 book is War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification.