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There never was a 2-state solution, but a bridge to a 1-state solution

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Submitted by G Marcus (United States), May 1, 2010 at 05:11

Since the Arabs can't destroy Israel all at once, in accordance with the PLO 1974 Staged Plan they always saw a 2-state solution only as a necessary transition toward their goal of a 1-state solution.

Once Israel was to be pushed to indefensible pre-'67 boundaries as a result of the so-called 2-state process, the Arabs would use the "Right of Return" claim as their "casus belli" toward pushing for the 1-state solution.

Both Pal-Arab political movements are not nationalist in the "Palestinian" sense. Fatah (part of Baath movement) is staunchly Pan-Arabist and Hamas (part of Muslim Broterhood movement) is staunchly Pan-Islamist.

Accordingly, any single single state would become a Palestinian Muslim-Arab state that would engulf today's PA and Israel at an initial stage, Jordan at an intermediate stage, and at an ultimate stage would aspire to become part and parcel of either a Pan-Arab empire (in case of Fatah) or Pan-Islamic Caliphate (in case of Hamas).

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