A Two-State Solution for Palestine?
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'.