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Burying the One-State Solution in Palestine/Israel


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Burying the One-State Solution in Palestine/Israel

Gregory Shupak

The one-state solution is the idea of bringing justice and peace to Palestine/Israel by having all inhabitants of historic Palestine—the land that includes Israel, the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza—living in one, binational country, where everyone has equal rights and political matters are settled on the basis of one person, one vote.


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One state: a democratic-secular Palestine based on one-adult/one vote is the ONLY solution, so it can never buried. It will, of course be suppressed. In all likelihood, the Zionist apartheid entity called “Israel” will blow up the region first since it has 200-400 nuclear warheads and a massive CBW stockpile.


#3

Equal representation for all people is clearly optimal.

Unfortunately, the Israeli government, along with much of the Israeli Jewish population, have moved so far to the right, that many support the annexation of the West Bank (what they call the Jewish homelands of Judea and Samaria) and expulsion of all Arabs.

http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/252347/likud-votes-to-annex-judea-and-samaria

https://zionistreport.com/2016/02/poll-half-of-israels-jews-want-to-annex-judea-samaria/


#4

They haven’t “moved” there. Zionism has always been all about “Manifest Destiny” and is a creation of the white supremacist West.


#5

Never happen in a million years. The Jews will not share power with the Palestinians…Ever…


#6

The Zionist dream is near its end, and that is a good thing. The minute, which is approaching, that the Jewish Israeli’s feel like Israel isn’t working for them personally, they will ditch Palestine and return to where ever they came from or to someplace new like Patagonia. Their inhuman behavior is too plain for all to see. Israel is a failed state desperately in need of regime change.


#7

I support a one-state solution - Palestine, without the thieving Zionists, who deserve to be expelled from all of the territory they have stolen from it’s rightful owners for the last 70 years.


#8

Justice has been left aside as regards Palestine.

The country is under invasion by Israel and Western-related entities, prominently including the United States government. These entities have been prone to slaughter and chaos for obscure motives elsewhere, quite regularly, for many decades. There will be no democratic nor secular Palestine in any near future, not because this would not be a reasonable solution were the particulars to do such a thing, but because the people positioned to make such decisions wish to exterminate the Palestinians and take their lands and resources, and are operating barely within the limits to violence that propaganda can excuse to support their administrative functions.

This is not too different than offering a one or two state solution between Poland or Czechoslovakia and Germany at the outset of WWII, though the analogy is tired and the end of the Germans did not involve the annihilation of the population.

The reason that many of us do not see this more clearly is that many of us are used to seeing American government and its allies as “us” or as having some influence of “Western humanism” that might prevent the most ferocious or unjustified actions.

The solution, insofar as one exists, involves getting the persecuted individuals out of harm’s way and working against the system that persecutes them. That system includes the Israeli government, of course, but not less the American government and the ruling class suspended largely between or within the NATO countries and somewhat occultly organized.


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I’m afraid that Israel is only one step away from the “final solution” as too many Israelis support either the continued colonial rule over what most Jews consider to be “inferior” peoples or the genocide of all Palestinians. I am very happy the author points out that the debate must centre around the one-state solution, but unfortunately a corporate sponsored media must frame everything within the narrow, Republican narrative to reliably expect the corporate revenue stream to continue. A one-state solution is quite a common solution to most academia around the world, but the MSM, especially the American MSM refuses to give any airtime or opinion page space to such concepts. As a result of this distorted education that the public has received for generations, it is next to impossible to have a rational conversation about this important issue. Instead racism prevails and imbeciles like Freidman and Pompeo are illegitimately given status as so called experts and the widest forum possible to espouse their backward views.


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Don’t try to pass this off as solely a Republican position. The MSM has been spouting this narrow, racist pro-Israel narrative long before it became the Republican’s darling. The Hollywood movie Exodus was not made by or with Republicans. Blocking Security Council resolutions condemning Israel or vetoing critical reports on Israeli actions has, historically, long been the position of the Democrats.

Even mentioning the existence of Palestinians and the Two-State Solution, as a Democrat, was met with ferocious resistance in the 1990s when it was sought to be introduced as a platform plank of the Democratic Party, both in the state conventions and in the National platform.

One would need to search hard and wide to come up with more than a handful of elected Democrats, even now, who are not fully supportive of Israeli atrocities. Recall the outrageous Israeli attacks on Gaza in the past decades that received virtually 100% approval in the US Senate.

You might want to drop that ‘Republcan’ frame so as not to taint your analysis.


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How?
Oh it sounds grand, but what makes you think that the Israelis would allow Palestinians to have an equal say in Israel? They don’t want the palestinains to have part of Jerusalem which would help further a two state solution. But having access to Jerusalem for the Arabs with a 1 state solution, impossible. The jews would never go along with that.
1st it goes against everything the jews hold sacred, that this is their land only, that the biblical Israel is thus not to be. The number of arabs who would be able to vote would undermine a religious jewish state.
2nd they would have to admit that the arabs could live there, against their ethnic cleansing. And also that the arabs were complete citizens, again against their beliefs. They need the palestinains as enemies so they can be martyrs and say woe is to me, everyone is out to kill me.
3rd the greater Israel they dream of would be populated with ‘others’, they would never be able to accept that. Israel must be pure according to the bible they use to justify their greater Israel.


#12

That is the problem. Ever since the US and other countries decided the best solution to the jewish problem was to get rid of them by moving them to their own country, the support has been for Israel, no matter what they do. Of course it also has to take in the consideration the hatred towards the arabs that the west has had,
Jewish money to both parties has led to both supporting Israel no matter what it does. And this means that the palestinains keep getting their teeth kicked in as the US never opposes what Israel does.
Though support on the left has eroded (ignore the ‘moderate’ democrats who still get money from the jewish lobby) for Israel and the support has gained strength on the right (due to the evangelicans who think that Israel is needed for the end times to come).
And of course we are painted as anti-semetic rather than be against injustice.


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When I refer to the “republican narrative” I am referring to a mindset shared by both Democrats and Republicans. However I use the term ‘republican’ simply because the corporate takeover of government began with the republicans before it spread to the Democratic Party. After all, in the beginning the Republicans claimed to the the “party of business”. Though the Democrats never use that term, they are also clearly a “party of business” having adopted the same narrative in principle if not in name. That same narrative has devoured our media, other parties and a large portion of Americans from all walks of life. In fact the ‘republican narrative’ is the dominant mindset of the Tea Party, Libertarians and pro-corporate parties across the globe. In other words, this narrative began with the hopes of a few powerful individuals to dominate the 99% and originally they backed just one party (The Republicans) but have since morphed into a cultural entity excluding all discussions or opinions outside of this mainstream narrative no matter how hard any of us try to change that.

Space_cadet:

narrow, Republican narrative to reliably expect the corporate revenue stream to continue.

Don’t try to pass this off as solely a Republican position. The MSM has been spouting this narrow, racist pro-Israel narrative long before it became the Republican’s darling. The Hollywood movie Exodus was not made by or with Republicans. Blocking Security Council resolutions condemning Israel or vetoing critical reports on Israeli actions has, historically, long been the position of the Democrats.

Even mentioning the existence of Palestinians and the Two-State Solution, as a Democrat, was met with ferocious resistance in the 1990s when it was sought to be introduced as a platform plank of the Democratic Party, both in the state conventions and in the National platform.

One would need to search hard and wide to come up with more than a handful of elected Democrats, even now, who are not fully supportive of Israeli atrocities. Recall the outrageous Israeli attacks on Gaza in the past decades that received virtually 100% approval in the US Senate.

You might want to drop that ‘Republcan’ frame so as not to taint your analysis.