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Tuesday, April 02, 2024


by Felicia Nimue Ackerman

Graphic by Marta Monteiro

France’s top diplomat Stephane Sejourne said Saturday his government will put forward a draft resolution at the UN Security Council setting out a “political” settlement of the Gaza war. Speaking at a press conference in Cairo, he said the text will include “all the criteria for a two-state solution” of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the peace blueprint long championed by the international community but opposed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his coalition. —The Times of Israel, March 31, 2024

Two states would be the road to peace, 
An end to the despair. 
But both sides are like little kids
Who haven’t learned to share.

Felicia Nimue Ackerman is a professor of philosophy at Brown University and has had over 280 poems in places including American Atheist, The American Scholar, Better Than Starbucks, The Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Down in the Dirt, The Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin, Free Inquiry, The Galway Review, Light Poetry Magazine, Lighten Up Online, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Daily News, The New York Times, Options (Rhode Island's LGBTQ+ magazine), The Providence Journal, Scientific American, Sparks of Calliope, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and Your Daily Poem. She has also had two previous poems in The New Verse News.