Reality will force American Jews to reckon with Peter Beinart’s idea of a one-state solution
“A one-state solution, is not sustainable. It is crazy. It will not work,” Graham said. Kushner’s peace plan likely only includes one state.
He said it falls within the freedom of expression and assembly.
“What you say makes sense. …[In a one-state scenario,] the prime minister of Israel in a few years will be called Mohammed,” Trump told King Abdullah.
“We cannot endorse candidates who can no longer publicly express unequivocal support for the two-state solution,” said J Street.
The fantasy that Israel controls the West Bank as Israel depends on American Jewish political power. Due to demographics, that power will likely fade.
As the impasse between Israel and the Palestinians drags on, alternative plans for peace abound.
As liberals, we should be calling for this recognition of de facto annexation. That doesn’t mean acceptance, but it would force the issue and forestall the continued slow motion annexation and ethnic cleansing which are the reality of the expanded settlement project.
Proponents of one democratic state in the Holy Land saw a possible opening in President Trump’s statement yesterday that he would back a one-state solution if that’s the one Israelis and Palestinians “like best.”
Israel isn’t alone in having a religious or ethnic basis. J.J. Goldberg explains that cold hard political calculations may be behind the new exclusionary ‘Jewish nation’ bill.