Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Future of Israel

"Support for a "one state" solution among Palestinians has been rising, mostly because of the failure to make any progress on the traditional "two state" solution.

A binational or "one state" solution would mean that there would be a single country between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, with Jewish and Arab citizens. In this context, there is no longer a focus on borders and national rights, but instead the focus is on human and democratic rights for all citizens. Most Israelis oppose this approach because they think it threatens the future of Israel as a Jewish State. However, at the same time, most Israelis also don't support withdrawing settlements and permitting a sovereign Palestinian state."

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