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Friday, March 02, 2007

Jewish Solidarity

I stumbled upon this site this morning, and read its mission statement.

I still think that the only lasting solution with both Palestinian and Israeli interests closely married is a one-state solution. Currently, Palestinians are living under extremely brutal conditions, demonic offsprings of an amoral occupation, both in violation of UN resolutions, Israel's own signed treaties, and international law. If Palestinians were allowed to live within Israel with full rights of citizenship, then there would be no need for a formal Palestinian state. This would require a huge concession on the part of the Palestinians in that they would give up their dreams of statehood, and it also requires a huge concession on the Israeli side as this compromise would mean the end of the Zionist mission, a mission that in retrospect has wrecked the lives of many innocent victims. In such a one-state solution, there would not be an overwhelming Jewish majority.

But for long-term peace, I think this is the only real solution. I doubt both sides will ever compromise on these 2 issues, but I think a formal Palestinian state would be lorded over by Israel, much like the Gaza has been since the "disengagement". In essence, a Palestinian state would simply be a huge trash dump ruled from the outside by the Israelis. Chomsky said something to this effect. But Chomsky also said the Palestinians should give up their right of return. On this point, I disagree vehemently. Palestinians should continue their refusal to give up this right.

It would be interesting to float this query around ; which side would be most amenable to this compromise ?

But when I see websites like the one linked above, it does leave me with a glimmer of hope.

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