"The Two State Solution Is Dead"
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This is quite a hard hitting piece, by the most mainstream U.S news show of all. (You will have to suffer through the embedded commercials) The Jewish establishment will no doubt be up in arms. Even Peace Now will rail against it.
"While my heart still wants to believe in a two state solution, my brain tells me it is dead".
- Dr. Mustafa Barghouti
60 Minutes seems to agree.
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is only slightly less pessimistic for a two state solution in his column today. He feel we still may have a year or so to pull it off.
The anti-Zionist bloggers are already celebrating. Now, they say, "The choice is clear: ethnic cleansing, or one state with democracy for all. And the world will not let Israel engage in ethnic cleansing." What they fail to consider is the possibility of just muddling along as we have been for the past 40 years, with increased violence and increased misery all round. That would be a disaster for the Palestinians and a disaster for the Jews, but that doesn't mean it cannot happen.
What to do? Read my previous entry.