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A "one-state" solution

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Submitted by Mike Reider (United States), Jan 12, 2005 at 10:43

Its rather funny to hear all the external 'experts' telling the world what would be a great idea for the region, i.e. a 'democratic, one state solution, based on justice, liberty and pursuit of blah blah blah'.

There's only one problem. They all forgot to ask the Israelis and Palestinians whether they would like to live side by side with each other in one state, and forgot to look at history and history's crystal clear evidence of war and misery on similarly based irresponsible utopian dreams, ala Bosnia and Beirut.

And speaking from personal experience, Israelis don't need world sympathy or 'bright ideas' at how to achieve peace. There will never be a 'right of return' or any other such nonsense, nor will there be a one democratically conflicted state. No nation in history would ever surrender its ethnical, religious, military and cultural character to wishful thinking, UN pressure, or any other external factors. People who have never been to Israel or PA territories and have never seen the situation besides reading about it from goofy publications like Guardian and IHT should not talk about any 'solutions' for the good of all the parties involved.

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