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Two state solution - the response

Reader comment on item: Next Steps in Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
in response to reader comment: Palestinian commitment to two states

Submitted by Yuval Brandstetter MD (Israel), Mar 20, 2007 at 09:32

The two state solution is alive and well, it was formulated back in 1922, reaffirmed by all Western powers, and passed muster in Congress. Nothing has materially changed except for the destructive power in the hands of the antagonists. The two state solution designates the West Bank of the Jordan from the river to the sea to the Jewish National home, and the Est Bank of the Jordan to the Arabs who wish to express a national Palestinian identity.

If the West had stood by its own committments the Arab-Jewish conflict would have ceased to be. The only reason this conflicts roils along is that the simple, geographically and demographically viable solution formulated in San Remo 1922 has not been re-endorsed and re-enacted, mainly due to Arab violence. Arab Muslim violence is now the courge of the world, from Timor to Thailand to Iraq, and it is so because of the vacillation of the West in dealing with that small question of the just solution to the Holy Land.

The choice is simple: Either accept the two state solution according to San remo, or blood-shed will re-erupt every so often. Obviously the West would rather see dead Jews than happy Jews (they dont care a whit about dead Arabs, as evidenced by the Iraqi carnage) and so they keep on egging the Arabs to persist in this One state soution, which is the Final solution.


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