Ramadan Shallah : I will never, under any conditions, accept the existence of the state of Israel. I have no problem living with the Jewish people. We have lived together in peace for centuries. And if Netanyahu were to ask if we can live together in one state, I would say to him: “If we have exactly the same rights as Jews to come to all of Palestine. If Khaled Meshaal and Ramadan Shallah can come whenever they want, and visit Haifa, and buy a home in Herzliyah if they want, then we can have a new language, and dialogue is possible.”Read more . . .
I stopped being able to understand you when, in the course of your speech, you stated that “Anti-Zionism … is the reinvented form of anti-Semitism.” Was this statement intended to please your guest, or is it purely and simply a marker of a lack of political culture? Has this former student of philosophy, Paul Ricoeur’s assistant, read so few history books that he does not know that many Jews or descendants of Jewish heritage have always opposed Zionism, without this making them anti-Semites? Here I am referring to almost all the old grand rabbis, but also the stances taken by a section of contemporary orthodox Judaism.Read more . . .
الفكرة التي يدافع عنها الكاتب هي أقرب مما تكون إلى التالي إذا كانت ثمة علل بنيوية وإيديولوجية تحول دون إندماج إسرائيل في محيطها الشرق الأوسطي. فما الذي يمنع طلائع الجالية الناطقة بالعبرية في فلسطين من الإنخراط في الثورة الديمقراطية الفلسطينية. ويقول: هذه الرؤيا تبدو بعيدة الآن لكن الوعي يتطور(يتغير) بسرعة.Read more . . .
Now, of all times, out of the fire and despair, we must start talking about the last way out: one Israeli state with equal rights for both Jews and Arabs.Read more . . .
“At that moment, together with the scorching sun and the dust, I felt in my mouth the taste of the mulberries, and I understood what homeland means, and also, for the first time, vaguely and at a distance and a little bit afraid, I understood that this homeland, the homeland of the songs and of school textbooks, is simply just the taste of mulberries, and the smell of dust, and the moist earth in winter, and the colour of the sky, and that it is a homeland not only for me, but also for Rashid Masarwa.”Read more . . .
The largest water aquifer used by Israelis and Palestinians lies in the territories occupied by Israel in 1967. It is imperative that this resource be shared equitably by the entire population. This can only be ensured by the existence of a single government within one democratic state.Read more . . .
The One-State Solution By MUAMMAR QADDAFI New York Times, January 21, 2009 THE shocking level of the last wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence, which ended with this weekend’s cease-fire, reminds us why a final resolution to the so-called Middle East … Read more . . .
The Stuttgart Declaration For a One State Solution in Palestine – An Analysis (26 January 2011) Lawrence Davidson Part I – Historical Context When Yasir Arafat took over the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1969 he changed it from a … Read more . . .
The one-state reality vs. the two-state idea By Noam Sheizaf |Published May 18, 2012 In the wake of a unity deal between the Likud and Kadima, which resulted in one of Israel’s largest coalitions in history, some claimed that there … Read more . . .
The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One State for Two People Ahmed Moor (MUFTAH) May 25, 2012 In recent years, the one-state solution has claimed a large proportion of the Palestine/Israel bandwidth. For many people, interest in the issue arose out of necessity. … Read more . . .
http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/two-state-salvation.premium-1.490386 Opinion Two-state salvation.Belatedly, Western governments have shed their inhibitions and are speaking out forcefully to Israel to commit to the two-state solution – rather than toward the Jewish state’s extinction. By David Landau | Dec.27, 2012 | 3:23 PM … Read more . . .
http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/magazine/jerusalem-born-thinker-meron-benvenisti-has-a-message-for-israelis-stop-whining.premium-1.469447 Jerusalem-born thinker Meron Benvenisti has a message for Israelis: Stop whining The notion of a Jewish-democratic state is an oxymoron and the two-state solution will never work. ‘This country is a shared land, a single homeland,’ he says. By … Read more . . .
There’s Nothing Idealistic About the One-State SolutionA Response to Michael Neumann by JONATHAN COOKCounterpunch NOVEMBER 08, 2011http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/11/07/after-palestines-statehood-bid/ This is at least the third time in the past four years that philosophy professor Michael Neumann has used these pages to lambast … Read more . . .
Palestinian Statehood – Kalaam Faadi by Lynda Burstein Brayer (Swans – August 29, 2011) Background Our present age is experiencing a trauma of dislocation, the proportions of which are at least equal to the Copernican Revolution, the … Read more . . .
TIBI: The tragedy of a two-state solution Settling for a single nation may soon prove the only road to peace By Ahmad Tibi The Washington Times 6:55 p.m., Monday, December 27, 2010 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is toying with the … Read more . . .
http://dissidentvoice.org/2009/12/dangers-of-the-two-states-solution/ Dangers of the Two States Solution by Dr. Elias Akleh / December 16th, 2009 The Two States Solution (Israeli and Palestinian states) to the Zionist-Arab conflict has been, lately, revived as the only practical solution to the conflict. This … Read more . . .
A New Path For Israel? by John Spritzler November 16, 2008 [newdemocracyworld.org] Hours after resigning as prime minister of Israel on September 21, 2008, Ehud Olmert gave an interview to the Israeli newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth (excerpted in the New York … Read more . . .
Occupation by bureaucracy By Saree Makdisi Tuesday, June 24, 2008 A cease-fire went into effect in Gaza last week, offering some respite from the violence that has killed hundreds of Palestinians and five Israelis in recent months. It will do … Read more . . .
Arab leaders doubtful on 2-state solution to Palestinian conflict By Michael Slackman Friday, February 22, 2008 CAIRO: Arab leaders will threaten to rescind their offer of full relations with Israel in exchange for a complete Israeli withdrawal from occupied lands … Read more . . .
Read more . . .It clearly suits those who believe that partition is the only solution to act as though the world never changes. But it does — and did under apartheid. It will change also in Palestine.