interview with Elliott Abrams

Paradoxically, just four months after Hamas used its base in Gaza to launch an unprecedented massacre in Israel’s south, calls for a “two-state solution”—that magical incantation of Western diplomacy—have reached a fever-pitch. Indeed, pressure is growing to skip the niceties of negotiations and recognize Palestinian statehood now.

To answer these questions and more, Tikvah hosted a strategic briefing with our chairman Elliott Abrams, in discussion with Mosaic editor and Warren R. Stern Senior Fellow of Jewish Civilization Jonathan Silver, live on Zoom.

They discussed Abrams’s essay, “The Two-State Delusion,” as well as the U.S.-Israel strategic relationship, how the internal politics in both countries are affecting the situation on the ground, and the progress of Israel’s multi-front fight.

Recorded February 21, 2023.