Monday, August 13, 2007

Why "Two State" won't work

I have spent a long time trying to convince as many people as possible why the so-called "Two-State" solution for peace between Israelis and Palestinians won't work. At the end of the day, Zionism has more in common with Apartheid that in would like to admit, and if there is to be peace, it will have to go the same way.

This article from Ha'aretz is more evidence for why two-states can't work, even if its author is a believer in such a solution.

Bottom line: The IDF can't remove the settlers, and won't abandon them. Consequently, the only viable outcomes are the perpetuation of Apartheid, or the end of Zionism in the form of a multi-ethnic state between the Jordan and the Mediteranean in which Arabs and Jews both receive equal rights.

There are many reasons why a Two State agreement will never be realised, but in a nutshell, it is because Israeli's can't afford to have a genuinely free and sovereign Palestinian state in the West Bank, and Palestinians won't accept a state of any other kind. Resources and security are important pieces of the puzzle, but so are the colonists (which are often mis-named as "settlers").

The question is, how many more people will die before Zionism, at least as it is known to Israelis, dies its necessary death?

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