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Israel's UN Amabassador Danny Danon "Three State Solution"

Reader comment on item: The Right Moment for Israel's Danny Danon?
in response to reader comment: Danon calls for the annulment of the Oslo Accords and a "3 State Solution" instead

Submitted by Robert (United States), Apr 14, 2016 at 12:40

The link is here:

"Israel Should Annul the Oslo Accords"

The Idea that Egypt should become more responsible for Gaza, while Jordan would assume responsibility for the West Bank, makes great sense.

Although most of the world wants a two State Solution in which a sovereign state named Palestine would be established, the reality on the ground looks bleak from the standpoint of these two entities. The so-called West Bank is under the unpopular dictatorship of the aging Abbas, who has no apparent successor; while Gaza is misruled under increasing unpopular and chaotic Hamas.

It is interesting to note how unwilling Egypt is in coming to terms with Hamas, while King Hussein of Jordan has enough Palestinians in Jordan who haven't been able or willing to assimilate as Jordanian subjects.

But the Arab and Muslim world now has to worry about all other Arab and Muslims, millions of who are now also refugees, like Palestinians.

The irony is that except for lip service, every Muslim state in the Middle East particularly must worry about Islamist unseating its own established order. This makes the Two-State Solution problematic for everyone else besides Israel.

An examined element of the Three State Solution is the unexplored possibility that Islamist fundamentalist Gaza and relatively secular West Bank, will never come together as a single entity under one regime, although there is an effort to reconcile the two among the Palestinians. But it seems to be the case that Compromise is not in the political consciousness of Palestinians, Arabs, or Muslims. It's more like the Zero-Sum Game is the order of the day and century.

Ambassador Danny Danon's problem should be to demonstrate that the Palestinians are not capable at the moment of forming a viable modern state that substantially differs from a Theocratic Iran, or a militaristic and belligerent dictatorial North Korea.

The only real difficult parameter for Israel is to unilaterally define the borders of Samaria and Judea. The borders of the Gaza Strip are unambiguous already. But I'm quite certain that Israel does not wish to grant Israeli citizenship to the Arab Palestinian residents in the eastern Disputed Territories.

The most fascinating point that Danny Danon raises is the need of Israel to raise the standard of living of the Palestinians. Besides the noble Jewish tradition o0f helping one's neighbors, there is the Realpolitik phenomena of people having something to loose - a point Danny Danon doesn't explicitly make.


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