Sunday, May 03, 2009

A Two-State Solution for Palestine?

Give it up!

Israel's hard-liners dream of turning Jordan into a Palestinian state (where the population is already 65 percent Palestinian) and keeping the West Bank as a buffer state with the Jordan River as the final frontier.

Blame it on the Iranians! Iran's theocracy serves as a Nazi-Germany surrogate. As long as that existential threat to Jews hangs over the region, there is no reason Israel should make concessions to the Palestinians, now increasingly influenced by Hamas, one of Iran's clients, along with Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Even if conditional aid to Israel were politically possible in the United States, which it most certainly is not, Jewish settlements in the West Bank - now some 300,000 Jews in 140 settlements - that straddle the region's water aquifer have made it physically impossible to establish a "viable and contiguous" Palestinian state.

Does anyone see a road map here?

All the future portends are pockets of Palestinian 'reservations'.

4 Moderated Comments:

Blogger Vigilante said...

Yes, Soros. I do not see a road map. I see a prognosis for progressive geopolitical cancer.

5/03/2009 07:51:00 AM  
Blogger Beach Bum said...

Road map to Armageddon.

5/03/2009 03:24:00 PM  
Blogger MadMike said...

Yup!! Well intentioned very bad idea.

5/05/2009 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger GetaLife-ReadUrNews said...

According to a poll, the American people are warming up to an idea of fairness toward Palestinians.

WorldPublicOpinion.org has just released a poll showing that three-quarters of Americans oppose Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank. This number is up 23 points from 2002.

Even among respondents who say they sympathize with Israel more than the Palestinians, 64% say Israel should not build settlements in the West Bank.

Opposition to settlements is found among majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and independents. Those who followed the issue closely oppose settlement expansion by the same margin as those who don’t.

Others may say that public opinion doesn’t matter. What matters, they may say, is that the so-called “Israel Lobby” will effectively punish any politician who tries to shift U.S. policy towards Israel and the Palestinians.

5/05/2009 11:16:00 PM  

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