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Two States for Two Peoples Is a bumper sticker, no
Shalom Yehuda. I appreciate the moral challenge, but two states for two peoples is a bit mindless of reality in 2013. First, Gaza and West Bank are no longer one people. Two, neither Hamas nor PA have much ardor for just the small territory allotted to them to build a state. Three, neither of them have the attributes of a state and can guarantee an agreement, Four, neither has an economy that is self sustaining since both rely on donations. However, Jordan can be relied upon and has a proven history of close working relations with Israel. A confederation between Israel, West Bank and Jordan such as a mini-EU could bring all into cooperative relationship. Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas are from the same root. The Egyptians need funding and Gaza needs a solution to sustain its people. The current two states for two peoples paradigm has reached a dead end. Time for new thinking.
Jeff Saperstein, United States, 30/12/2012 21:39:00
Two States for Two People
I totally agree with the Two States for Two People principle. Unfortunately there is no Arab/Muslim leader who will say the words ...for Two People. And that is where we are truly stuck. If you can figure out a way around that we may have a chance.
Yoram Getzler, Israel, 30/12/2012 15:51:00
 
 
   
 
   
 

Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer is President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and a Fellow of the iEngage Project.

Yehuda is the author of Shuva, The Future of the Jewish Past (2012).

Read Yehuda's full biography.

   
 
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