posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 12:03 AM
So what is your alternative to a two state solution.
a) Creating a bi-national state with a majority Arab representation, thus removing the Jewish state
b) Creating a Jewish-Military Dictatorship in the West Bank and Gaza
c) Killing a bunch of Arabs and forcing a mass exodus of the rest
I really don't see any other alternative to the solution of the Israel-Arab conflict other than a two state solution. Unless of course you advocate
mass genocide, hate democracy and love military dicatorships or want to surrender Jewish hegemony in Israel: Is it safe for me too assume you don't
want any of these three options, or do you really hate Muslims so much you want them either dead or expeled from their own homes?
A two-state solution is sustainable and the only solution for a just and lasting peace. With the conclusion of the June-1967 war we have seen a steady
trend of Arab acceptance towards Israel with only small fringe elements mostly motivated by ideological beliefs, denouncing the rejecting the
existence of an Israel state.
Since 1967: Egypt has signed a peace treaty with Israel and they gradually normalized relations despite the unpopularity of doing so. The PLO
recognized Israels right to exist, denounced violence and established a peace dialouge with Israel (Oslo and Oslo II) on the basis of UN resolutions
242 and 228. However the election of Benyamin Netanyahu in 1996 saw these peace accords and agreements diminish and dictated the rise and increased
influence of Hamas. Jordan established a warm peace with Israel, despite its unpopularity amongst many Arabs. Even Syria under the Assad regime during
the reign of Rabin, Peres and Netanyahu opened talks with Israel, although these collapsed under Netanyahu as he did no meet the agreements
established by Peres and Rabin in word.
The Arab states especially those surrounding Israel has come to accept that Israel is here to stay, while they may ideologically and in spirit never
cease their desire for Arab hegemony of Israel, they have came to realise that they have no power to destroy Israel. Israel has succesfully
established the Iron Wall which Ze'ev Jabotinsky the most famous revionist Zionist discussed. If he himself (I belive) was in the historic position
of Israeli regional dominance and power, he would purse the two-state solution with Israel returning to the pre-June 1967 borders, possibly with
agreements on mutual landswaps in order for Israel to maintain a few small key strategic positions (although this would not be necassary) and the
demilitarization of Palestine with joint agreements on fighting Islamic fundementalism. Israel is in a historic situation- the Israel-Palestine
conflict is at the centre of the Arab-Israeli conflict and it is time for Israel to recognize this fact. It is time Israel choose Peace or Land. They
are the major power in this conflict, and their pursuit of more power (land-settlemnts) and ultimate security has and is creating insecurity amongst
the Arab camp- which in turn may mean that the Arab camp will purse counter measures to escape Israeli power, which they would see as being self
defence (prime examples are Syria and Iran funding Hezb' allah). This pursuit of power creates a vicous cycle of power accumilation and insecurity
which is in turn counter productive to Israeli security.
What other peacefull solution other then a two state solution which would not require the displacement and possibly death of thousands of
Palestinians, is there? It is clear that if Israel is to remain democratic or Jewish it cannot absorb the Arab population of Gaza and the West Bank.