One State, Two State, Three State… No State.
Proponents of the One State Solution to the conflict advocate a single state in Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, which includes citizenship and equal rights for all inhabitants regardless of ethnicity or religion.
This option has at least some genuine grounding, as there are already 1.2 million Palestinian residents living within Israeli borders. If Israelis were to integrate all of Palestine together with Israel into a single state, then Christian and Muslim Palestinians would out number Jewish Israeli voters, so from an Israeli point of view, such a democracy would be unacceptable. Time to get real…
Props to RT for publishing this piece today…
(AFP Photo / Abbas Momani)
It’s that time of the decade again, where US, Israeli and Palestinian officials start making noises about a ‘peaceful solution’ between Israel and occupied Palestine.
On the American side, US Secretary of State John Kerry has cut the negotiation ribbon, in hopes of following up on the extensive road map already laid out by former secretaries Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright, Warren Christopher, and the list goes on.
If the Secretary of State is lucky enough to get something down on paper over the coming months of meetings and negotiations, the US President will then enter the diplomatic theatre, usually over a long weekend at Camp David or a similar venue, and hopefully sign some form of agreement underneath the names of the Israeli and Palestinian leadership. In this case, Barrack Obama would be following in the footsteps of his esteemed predecessors, George W Bush, Bill Clinton, and others.
Each of these US officials have presided over various and sundry celebrated announcements over the years, each time claiming a “breakthrough” in the peace process, but the peace process has never managed to be any more than that – a process…
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