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Tuesday, March 17, 2009


There is no two-state solution

I've written before about the one-state solution, also known as the "democratic, secular Palestine (or Israel/Palestine if you prefer)" solution. But on the other side of the coin, it's important to remember that there is no two-state solution. Oh, there is something that the U.S. and Israel and others call a "two-state" solution, but it's really a "state and a half" solution, or maybe a "state and a quarter" solution, depending on your math.

Why? Re-read the post below about Israel's behavior at sea just as an example. The "Palestinian state" proposed by Israel (sort of) and the U.S. is not a state, because it will have no control over its airways, its borders, or its sea lanes. It will be totally at the mercy of Israel, ready to be "put on a diet" at any moment, in precisely the same way they have been doing to Gaza.

There is no two-state solution.

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