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American Public’s Backing for One-State Solution Falls on Deaf Ears


American Public’s Backing for One-State Solution Falls on Deaf Ears

Jonathan Cook

Two years of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu as a Middle East peacemaking team appear to be having a transformative effect – and in ways that will please neither of them.


What is best for one is best for ALL.


I wouldn’t make too much of this poll. The vast majority of people in the U.S. do not understand the difference between a single unitary democratic state, the Zionist apartheid entity that now controls Palestine, or the false “two-state” solution.

In fact the vast majority of people in the U.S. do not even understand our own political-economy (neoliberal imperial capitalism), the fact that we were never a democracy by law or practice, the history of genocide and slavery that provided the economic basis for this nation, the fact that we don’t elect our own presidents, etc., etc., etc.

Of course we must fight in every manner possible to help Palestinians free themselves from U.S.- financed Zionist tyranny. But to do so, we must recognize the extremely narrow limits that we work within and never expect a critical mass of the U.S. populace to understand the human rights of the Palestinian people or even our own.

PS: See Chris Hedges’ article on the success of the Trumpian Con to see a lot of how this works.



Anyone who thinks these two groups of people can live peacefully within one state is dreaming. One state would not be democratic, it would be a civil war. The only realistic option is the two-state solution. Then both groups could live how they want in their own land. But how to you get there? How can the Jewish extremist settler movement and extremist Jewish religious political parties be dealt with and how can Hamas be dealt with? The situation has gone from a near agreement when Bill Clinton was in office to no peace negotiations and no prospect for such negotiations.


The two relatively intact governments involved in this are that of the US and of Israel. Both are racist and murderous, with extensive and monstrously violent plans to extend control through the region.

I am all for boycotting and divesting, but it seems to me that it is past time to just anyone who is willing to leave out of the area and just regard divestiture as permanent or indefinite.

It is not as though the problem here were one or another particular atrocity.


Bomb Israeli settlements. Clean the mess of vermin up. Give back which has been stolen. Two states with Mediterranean access for each.


It was always the only just solution

And now it’s just the only solution


And who do we imagine is going to do this, and how is it to all be settled out without significant blowback?

Seems to me that the eye-for-an-eye-tooth-for-a-tooth sorts of response have had a pretty long run.


Who, but the author of Blood and Religion : The Unmasking of the
Jewish and Democratic State (2006); could so concisely bottom line the
ethnic cleansing and genocidal bombings by Israel, for the occupation of
Palestine; so succinctly with the sentence: “The racism is inherent in the
State’s ideology; it is entwined with the very concept of Israel as a Jewish
State” (p.14).
Unless the prophet Isaiah is lying to us, but not to worry, he’s not
working for the Israel Lobby; then if the people of God continue to keep
their swords and reject the plowshares, will they be: “devoured by the
sword”? (Is.1.20). And with the militarization of the Israeli state today,
is this already happening to the Jewish people?