Denying this is by now akin to denying global warming, and will lead to a catastrophe.
Author: Omri Boehm
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Category: Political Science
A provocative argument for a new way of seeing Israel, Zionism, and the two-state solution. A Future for Israel is a wake-up call to liberal Zionists. In the last two decades, Israeli politics has been changing rapidly, but Zionist thinking on the left is lagging dangerously behind. Given the demise of a viable two-state solution, the struggle for a worthwhile political future in Israel depends not on establishing borders but on securing human and citizen rights. Denying this is by now akin to denying global warming, and will lead to a catastrophe. Seventy years after Israel’s establishment, Palestinians are again verging on becoming the majority within Israel’s borders and Israeli leaders across the political spectrum can be heard speaking of ethnic cleansing. Ignoring reality will invite scenarios worse than apartheid. A Future for Israel reclaims the vital center from Zionist chauvinism on the right and anti-Zionism on the left by articulating an alternative to two-state politics from within a liberal Zionist perspective. Omri Boehm argues that Israeli patriots must now challenge Zionist taboos as we have come to know them and dare to imagine the country’s transformation from a Jewish state into a federal, binational republic.
Rather, the PSP stems from the premise that dares not speak its name: that an
irreparable deadlock has overcome the two-state solution. The cold reality is that
it is out of reach and is becoming more so as each day passes; that, absent a ...
Author: Mark LeVine
Publisher: University of California Press
One Land, Two States imagines a new vision for Israel and Palestine in a situation where the peace process has failed to deliver an end of conflict. “If the land cannot be shared by geographical division, and if a one-state solution remains unacceptable,” the book asks, “can the land be shared in some other way?” Leading Palestinian and Israeli experts along with international diplomats and scholars answer this timely question by examining a scenario with two parallel state structures, both covering the whole territory between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, allowing for shared rather than competing claims of sovereignty. Such a political architecture would radically transform the nature and stakes of the Israel-Palestine conflict, open up for Israelis to remain in the West Bank and maintain their security position, enable Palestinians to settle in all of historic Palestine, and transform Jerusalem into a capital for both of full equality and independence—all without disturbing the demographic balance of each state. Exploring themes of security, resistance, diaspora, globalism, and religion, as well as forms of political and economic power that are not dependent on claims of exclusive territorial sovereignty, this pioneering book offers new ideas for the resolution of conflicts worldwide.
71 See, for example, a statement made by Palestinian chief negotiator Abu Ala: “
We may demand a binational state solution”: Haaretz. August 11, 2008 (Hebrew).
72 Tony Judt (2003), Israel: The Alternative, New York Review of Books.
Author: Yehouda Shenhav
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
For over two decades, many liberals in Israel have attempted, with wide international support, to implement the two-state solution: Israel and Palestine, partitioned on the basis of the Green Line - that is, the line drawn by the 1949 Armistice Agreements that defined Israel’s borders until 1967, before Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza following the Six-Day War. By going back to Israel’s pre-1967 borders, many people hope to restore Israel to what they imagine was its pristine, pre-occupation character and to provide a solid basis for a long-term solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In this original and controversial essay, Yehouda Shenhav argues that this vision is an illusion that ignores historical realities and offers no long-term solution. It fails to see that the real problem is that a state was created in most of Palestine in 1948 in which Jews are the privileged ethnic group, at the expense of the Palestinians - who also must live under a constant state of emergency. The issue will not be resolved by the two-state solution, which will do little for the millions of Palestinian refugees and will also require the uprooting of hundreds of thousands of Jews living across the Green Line. All these obstacles require a bolder rethinking of the issues: the Green Line should be abandoned and a new type of polity created on the complete territory of mandatory Palestine, with a new set of constitutional arrangements that address the rights of both Palestinians and Jews, including the settlers.
Israel and Beyond Yael S. Aronoff, Ilan Peleg, Saliba Sarsar. peace process;
decreased public support among ... The two-state solution remains almost
hegemonic in the international community. Although public support among
Israelis and ...
Author: Yael S. Aronoff
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Political Science
Ten leading scholars and practitioners of politics, political science, anthropology, Israel studies, and Middle East affairs address the theme of continuity and change in political culture as a tribute to Professor Myron (Mike) J. Aronoff whose work on political culture has built conceptual and methodological bridges between political science and anthropology. Topics include the legitimacy of the two-state solution, identity and memory, denationalization, the role of trust in peace negotiations, democracy, majority-minority relations, inclusion and exclusion, Biblical and national narratives, art in public space, and avant-garde theater. Countries covered include Israel, Palestine, the United States, the Basque Autonomous Region of Spain, and Poland. The first four chapters by Yael S. Aronoff, Saliba Sarsar, Yossi Beilin, and Nadav Shelef examine aspects of the conflict and peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, including alternative solutions. The contributions by Naomi Chazan, Ilan Peleg, and Joel Migdal tackle challenges to democracy in Israel, in other divided societies, and in the creation of the American public. Yael Zerubavel, Roland Vazquez, and Jan Kubik focus their analyses on aspects of national memory, memorialization, and dramatization. Mike Aronoff relates his work on various aspects of political culture to each chapter in an integrative essay in the Epilogue.
I ' m looking for a one - state solution and I ' ll tell you why . The whole political
reality has progressed beyond the two - state solution . We are already too
intertwined whether we like it or not . Even if the Israelis had the political will to
agree to ...
Author: Paul Cossali
Category: Gaza Strip
Stateless in Gaza comprises interviews with 60 Gazans -- from women activists to housewives, from resistance writers to laborers in Israel -- who talk about life in the occupied strip. Cossali, a teacher and solidarity activist, and Robson, a development worker, allow Gazans to tell their stories directly, bringing into focus the major issues that confront those who live in this forgotten corner of Palestine.
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related ProgramsPublish On: 1990
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee
on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs ... Salat Khalaf (
Abu Iyad ) , is explicit in the Spring 1990 issue of Foreign Policy : " The proposal
of a two - state solution to the ... expressed his view of the territorial limits of a
Palestinian state : " Here I find it necessary to clarify beyond any doubt : When we
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs
Beyond vision , a two - state solution based on the respect for international law is
viewed by the EU as an integral element of its security interests . The 2003 EU
Security Strategy defined a two - state solution as a ' strategic priority for Europe .
Author: Muriel Asseburg
Category: Arab countries
This Chaillot Paper examines European involvement in the Arab-Israeli conflict. It focuses on European Union involvement in the conflict, with special, but not exclusive, attention to EU involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian dimension of the conflict.
The Jerusalem Link is based on a common political program , and this common
political program is the twostate solution . Palestinian and Israeli women have
been working together not only in the framework of The Jerusalem Link , but even
Author: Salome Chasnoff
Category: NGO Forum on Women
Beyond Beijing is an independent video documentary and handbook produced by women about the largest meeting of women in world history, the Non-Governmental Organizations Forum on Women in Huairou, China, in September 1995.
The only solution , then , is transfer , getting the Arabs out of “ our ” state and , to
paraphrase Jabotinsky , thoroughly transforming ... Unlike my fellow peaceniks
who support the twostate solution , I agree that the conflict cannot be limited to
Author: Jeff Halper
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
Jeff Halper's book, like his life's work, is an inspiration. Drawing on his many years of directly challenging Israel's treatment of the Palestinians, he offers one of the most insightful analyses of the occupation I've read. His voice cries out to be heard.Jonathan Cook, author of Blood and Religion (2006) and Israel and the Clash of Civilisations (2008)In this book, the Israeli anthropologist and activist Jeff Halper throws a harsh light on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the point of view of a critical insider. While the Zionist founders of Israel created a vibrant society, culture and economy, they did so at a high price: Israel could not maintain its exclusive Jewish character without imposing on the country's Palestinian population policies of ethnic cleansing, occupation and discrimination, expressed most graphically in its ongoing demolition of thousands of Palestinian homes, both inside Israel and in the Occupied Territories.An Israeli in Palestine records Halper's journey 'beyond the membrane' that shields his people from the harsh realities of Palestinian life to his 'discovery' that he was actually living in another country: Palestine. Without dismissing the legitimacy of his own country, he realises that Israel is defined by its oppressive relationship to the Palestinians. Pleading for a view of Israel as a real, living country which must by necessity evolve and change, Halper asks whether the idea of an ethnically pure 'Jewish State' is still viable. More to the point, he offers ways in which Israel can redeem itself through a cultural Zionism upon which regional peace and reconciliation are attainable.
The Palestinians learned from their own mistakes : they put rejectionism behind
them , moderated their program and opted for a two - state solution . It is not beyond the bounds of possibility that the Israelis will one day learn from their
A genuine commitment to a viable two - state solution to the Israeli - Palestinian
conflict , and third - party brokerage of the wider Arab - Israeli confrontation . A
firm and public commitment to a diplomatic solution to the current crisis with Iran .
Author: Chris Abbott
Publisher: Random House Uk Limited
First published as Global responses to global threats, 2006.
entail overt recognition of the state of Israel and imply that they are willing to
compromise their aims . ... Thus , even though most observers believe that the
solution to Israeli Palestinian problem is a two state solution , no one seems to
Come to think of it , could a two - state solution become imaginable without
something like this ? ... Palestinians and Israelis to think beyond two states
toward a more comprehensive and humane solution entailing confederative
structures one ...
Jerusalem was judaised beyond the possibility of its forming a Palestinian capital
, and Gaza was left stranded in an Israeli ... including the most ardent supporters
of the two - state solution , started to fear that it was not going to be realised .
Author: Ghada Karmi
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
'The story of a teenager crossing Hitler's Europe with only her own courage and luck to sustain her. ... Stunning.' Elaine Feinstein
There would be escalating acts of violence that would eventually spiral out of
control , leading to ethnic warfare . Palestinians too ... 5 million Jews from
Palestine is as unworkable as Israel ' s belief in the two - state solution . It too
ignores the ...
This turns his book - billed as “ part the two - state solution has been proved un -
memoir , part political polemic ” - into a ... By the time she gets to that idea , she
seems out of breath ; she offers little DIER 17 in downtown Manhattan is not more
If we've gotten an Israeli/Palestinian peace deal, maybe at the same time peeling
Syria out of the Iranian orbit, that ... to this issue, however— beyond its professed
support for the peace process and a two-state solution—remains to be seen.
Author: Jim Zanotti
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Contents: (1) Overview; (2) Evaluating the Annapolis Process: Signs of Progress or of Setbacks?; Debate Over the Urgency of Reaching a 2-State Solution; Windows of Opportunity for Consensus on the Peace Process; Going Forward from Annapolis; (3) Changes Since Oslo: Middle East Geopolitics; Demographic Concerns -- Arabs to Outnumber Jews?; Violence and Palestinian Factionalism; Impediments to Palestinian Territorial Contiguity and Movement; (4) Alternatives to a 2-State Solution: ¿1-State Solution¿; Israeli Unilateralism; ¿Jordanian¿ or ¿Regional¿ Option; ¿Status Quo¿; (5) The U.S. Approach.; The Role of Hamas; Capacity-Building for Palestinian Moderates; Israeli Settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Maps.
Though a two - state solution may be the only practical possibility at the moment ,
it falls far short of the solidarity requisite to the ... Thus a genuine Jewish
progressive position depends upon moving beyond the state of Israel and the
state of ...
Beyond Kyoto Middle East 33 . Lifting the Veil : Understanding the Roots of
Islamic Militancy 34 . What Went Wrong in Iraq 35 . Is the Two - State Solution
Dead ? Military power 20 . America as European Hegemon Future 37 . Courage
to fulfil ...
Author: Helen E. Purkitt
Category: Political Science
[This book] is aimed at filling a void in materials for learning about world politics and foreign policy. The articles are chosen for those who are new to the study of world politics. The goal is to help students learn more about international issues that often seem remote but may have profound consequences for a nation's well-being, security, and survival. International relations can be viewed as a complex and dynamic system of actions and reactions by a diverse set of factors. Such a dynamic process may produce new situations that induce further actions. The articles in this volume convey just how dynamic, interdependent, and complex the relations among different types of international factors are in contemporary international relations.-Pref.
If the Palestinian state envisaged in a two-state solution is to take the form that
Netanyahu and his associates are ... The parties must now go beyond the
pragmatism of the Oslo process and commit themselves to a principled outcome
of the ...
Author: John T. Rourke
Publisher: Brown & Benchmark Pub
Category: Political Science
Presents opposing viewpoints on eighteen controversial issues in world politics, covering global trends, military security and intervention, international law and organization, economic and regional topics, and normative, social, and environmental issues.