Co-edited with Karl Cordell and Brendan O’Leary, this special issue on the intractability of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was published by Ethnopolitics in 2016. 

Brendan O’Leary’s lead piece begins from the premise that the status quo is neither morally acceptable nor sustainable. He offers no preference regarding any prescription in terms of either a one-state or two-state solution, but argues that solutions based upon (consociational) models of power-sharing merit serious examination by those parties who do have a commitment to achieving a morally acceptable and politically sustainable solution to the on-going crisis, whether that be within the context of a one-state or two-state solution.

O’Leary’s introductory essay provides a platform for the other contributors to engage with, who, in so doing, simultaneously and just as importantly offer their own insights with regard to potential solutions to the enduring impasse between Israelis and Palestinians.

The special issue closes with a short essay by O’Leary in which he reflects on the comments and contributions by Omar M. Dajani, Leila Farsakh, Omar Dahbour, Scott Lucas, Uriel Abulof, and Benjamin Miller.

All contributions were subsequently also published as a free-standing volume and my introduction, co-authored with Karl Cordell, can be accessed here as an open-access publication.