posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 04:04 PM
I definitely understand that there are two sides to every position, and this is the downside to the one state solution policy.
But what does that reflect? Think about it for a second. What base would the Palestinians be working from if they intend to carry out this elaborate
strategy against Israel? Answer: the predominant base. The policy which seeks Israels destruction would exist regardless of a 2 state of 1 state
solution. Either situation has it's pros and cons.
In my opinion, the problem is less extreme with a one state solution than it would be with a Palestinian state.
Look at how people forget the past. It's an annoying human phenomenon which politicians take shrewd advantage of. Of course, immediately upon the
creation of a Palestinian state, the Palestinians would try to live in peace with Israel. But would that be their long term strategy? Given the
historical record, they would act slowly, methodically, allowing the years to pass (and the past forgotten) and new political realities to replace
those of the old, before they embarked on the final and definitive stage of Israels elimination. Just as the political realities of Israel's creation
have been decontextualized, and the perspective which reigned after the '48 war and '67 and '73 wars have been supplanted by new perspectives, so
to would the context of negotiations which led to the creation of a Palestinian state be forgotten 10 or 15 years later by the conditions set by a new
The Palestinians, or rather, Arab Muslims (since it endemic to their culture) have a superiority complex: no Jews in Dar Al Islam. Sure, there are
moderates who would want to live peaceably with Israel, but since these moderates exist in an immoderate, power-first society, they are quickly
marginalized and neutered by the forces of Islamism. Islamism would gain power; Islamism would determine Palestinian policy. And Islamism would seek
to destroy Israel, just as they've promised and stated over and over again.
Thus, Israel's building of settlements is really a long term strategy. Israel has no real interest in a 2 state solution because they can't help
understanding that a two state solution would just bring Palestinians one step closer to destroying Israel. They are thus forced into the
uncomfortable position of feigning and interest in a 2 state solution, while maintaining, and if a pretext arises, expanding their settlements in the
west bank. Of course, Israeli political authority is in no way immutable. Sharon divested from the Gaza strip and uprooted Jewish communities, which
most Israelis - especially those on the right - rightly opposed. Now, Hamas rules there; now, Hamas shoots rockets from there. Gaza provides a very
clear cut microcosmic example for where a two state solution would likely lead: to the empowerment of Islamists, and new and more serious threats to
the safety of Israel's population.
Good faith exists in high numbers only on one side. The Israelis have launched organizations galore for the purpose of promoting the cause of peace.
But what of the Palestinians? It's dangerous for moderates to speak freely amongst Islamists about their desire to coexist with Israel.