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"No-State Solution"

Reader comment on item: Solving the "Palestinian Problem" [with the No-State Solution]

Submitted by Tim Buck II (United States), Jan 7, 2009 at 04:59

There may be a fourth advantage to this idea: If presented properly, it might suggest to the world that those who engage in terrorism are not going to be rewarded later with their own homeland.

I have long believed it would be a terrible mistake to give the Palestinians a homeland because it would send a signal that rewards follow when you take a rifle butt and bash an infant's brains out. Any reward for rank murder, I think, would ensure an explosion of worldwide terror. (I think it's even a mistake to discuss peace after a certain level of brutality - long since surpasses in the region - has been attained.)

It would be far better to announce that, notwithstanding at least some perfectly legitimate claims on the part of some Palestinians (such as claims of those who were dispossessed in 1948), there will never be a homeland owing to the manner in which they pusued their ends. The world would thus punish - and not reward - terror.

Thus, civfilization could actually advance - rather than revert to the jungle.

In the long run, this would be the most significant positive to an arrangement with Egypt and Jordan and the idea should be presented as such.

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