This is a very strong and important CBS segment by 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon. that looks in a serious way at the prospects for a two state solution between Israel and Palestine.
The primary interviewee in the piece is former candidate for Palestine president Moustafa Barghouti. It’s well worth watching.
I have higher confidence in the possibility of a two state solution than Barghouti seems to have, but the focus on the unchecked spread of Israeli settlements is overdue in the mainstream American media.
For those interested, here is a guest blog post by Barghouti at The Washington Note at the time of Israel’s recent incursion into Gaza. And here too is a short video interview I did with Barghouti in July 2008.
— Steve Clemons
Editor’s Note: Thanks to Michael Shtender-Auerbach at Social Risks for sending this my way.