Add new comment

Submitted by John Scott (not verified) on Fri, 13/03/2020 - 04:25

You must be the only people left in the world pushing the fantasy of a two-state solution, except for people like Hillary Clinton, who doesn't actually believe in it. Such a solution might have been a goer up to the 90s but it isn't now because of settler squatting, land theft, and creeping annexation. The future of the Palestine/Israel area is one in which a unitary state is brought about either by Yugoslavia-style ethnic cleansing, probably using the cover of a future war, producing a Jewish-only state which would be an international pariah, or by abandoning the race/confessional criteria and bestowing full citizenship on the Palestinians. It is not possible to construct a Jewish and democratic state, any more than a Christian, Muslim, or Buddhist state can be democratic if it denies full citizenship to minorities, as the looming catastrophe in India should tell us. Unlikely? Less unlikely than two-statism. The political establishment in Israel, and unfortunately, for the time being, a majority of the Jewish-Israeli population, have a similar attitude to Palestinians that white people had in the Jim Crow South; you would be making better use of your energies encouraging a bi-ethnic Civil Rights movement, rather than engaging in an unachievable wild goose chase.

This website uses cookies, you can find out more and set your preferences here.
By continuing to use this website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.