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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Jul 5, 2014 at 21:58

I agree, that Bibi Netanyahu has clearly stated Israel's position. Whether it will bring peace to the area is, of course, another matter. Ze'ev Jabotinsky, the founding spirit of Likud, had a correct understanding of the Arabs: They will continually resist Jewish settlement of the Jewish homeland; they can be expected to continually resist, and it demeans their name to think they would ever stop resisting.

The solution Jabotinsky proposed was an "iron wall" to keep the Arabs from their intent to destroy the Jewish people. That solution made sense in 1948, and continues to make sense today. It is a "two-state" solution, presuming two states: The State of Us, and The State of Them. If "Them" are such an unruly people, they can't manage to keep a unified state up and running, that's their problem; and the more divided they are, the better it is for Israel.

From a security standpoint, I can only advocate a "One-State" solution for Israel, because this is dictated by its geography. Israel has not been divided into viable states, since the days of spears and chariots. Even then, it was divided not into gerrymandering statelets like the proposals on the table, but into two JEWISH entities -- one in the north, and one in the south.

There can only be one state west of Jordan; and the Jews and Arabs cannot abide together in one state. The obvious solution is what the Turks did as recently in 1974 in Cyprus, to the acquiescence of NATO and the world community; and what the Indians and Pakistanis did in 1948, with the full approval of the UN: The Arabs who do not want to live under Jewish rule must be moved out.

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1You can't fool the children of the revolution [160 words]FrankzJul 5, 2014 14:31215789
Clueless [58 words]Peter C MonatJul 5, 2014 11:50215787
1natural allies [25 words]PermReaderJul 3, 2014 12:29215751
Hoping that PM Netanyahu is right about this [116 words]A. DaytonJul 3, 2014 10:28215742
Bravo for Natanyahu [314 words]john w mcginleyJul 3, 2014 09:28215741
1Netanyahu's steady hand. It takes resolve and character to do the right thing. [191 words]AnneJul 3, 2014 08:01215738
how do Israel's neighbors understand his speech? Israel assumes responsibility [235 words]mythJul 3, 2014 05:55215736
Clueless in D.C. [25 words]GarlandJul 2, 2014 23:58215729
Talk Is Cheap [313 words]yonasonJul 2, 2014 21:55215720
WHERE IS THE COOPERATION TO SAVE THE BORDERS.? [341 words]JACQUES HADIDAJul 2, 2014 20:51215718
Equivalent Of Bug Zapper For Terrorists? [155 words]yonasonJul 3, 2014 12:04215718
3Very tall order to follow [144 words]Michael Hanni MorcosJul 2, 2014 17:58215716
1Gaza [67 words]
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David W. LincolnJul 2, 2014 17:56215715
2The One-State Solution is only peace solution that is based on reality. [74 words]Robin RosenblattJul 2, 2014 17:17215714
2Hypocritical Leftist Jews [36 words]Robin RosenblattJul 2, 2014 23:55215714
2The One State Solution. [89 words]AnneJul 3, 2014 08:10215714
1Re: Netanyahu's steady hand; Challenge 2 [87 words]
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Ronald SheinsonJul 2, 2014 17:01215713
Only one viable solution [287 words]Michael SJul 5, 2014 21:58215713
1Netanyahu's steady hand, The One State solution helps Israel...not two state solution to appease Palestinians [143 words]AnneFeb 8, 2015 15:23215713
Netanyahu is likely to continue as PM [224 words]Michael SFeb 15, 2015 09:47215713
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Netanyahu's Steady Hand. response to Michael S [434 words]AnneFeb 25, 2015 05:14215713
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Common Sense and leadership, What can we do for our country? Not grind it down and dismantle it. [211 words]AnneFeb 28, 2015 09:00215713
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1The Arab Spring series will run and run.... [177 words]Jon, a Brit in EurolandJul 3, 2014 12:05215711
You asked for a comment... [128 words]Michael SJul 5, 2014 21:43215711
1Possible ME shift afoot March 2015 [336 words]Michael SMar 1, 2015 19:59215711
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