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Three State Solution

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Submitted by Michael S, Mar 22, 2017 at 06:31

"On a personal note: since 2005, I have been advocating for "Jordan to the West Bank, Egypt to Gaza: The Three-State Solution" as a way to solve the Palestinian problem. Accordingly, I asked nearly all of my 15 interlocutors (who represented a wide range of viewpoints) about a return of Jordanian sovereignty to the West Bank. I regret to report that every one of them thunderingly rejected this idea. "Why," they all seemed to say, "would we want that headache?" Accepting their negative verdict means Israel has no practical solution to its West Bank conundrum, so its reluctant and unwanted sovereignty over Palestinians will likely continue into the distant future."

I don't know what I would've said in 2005; but if you asked me today, I would agree that Jordan, Israel and Egypt need to solve the "Palestinian" problems together. I don't believe Jordan should gain sovereignty over Judea and Samaria; but the place could be policed by joint Jordanian-Israeli patrols. A similar arrangement could be attained with Egypt in 'Aza.

Along with joint policing, all religions should have access to their historical and holy sites.. None of this is a permanent solution; just something that's more workable than a "two-state" solution.

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