We’ve heard about the “wonders” of the Two State Solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict for decades now, and yet the more the idea is promoted, the worse the violence seems to get. The problem has become seemingly intractable, with every solution proposed being inimical to Israel’s interests, even Israel’s very survival. The issue has reached boiling point with the Palestinians joining the ICC and struggling to join every international institution which will accept them and declare themselves a “state”.
Batya Medad in Arutz Sheva says that the Palestine issue is more of a direct danger to Israel than Iran at present:
They are celebrating, almost salivating, at the progress their pet terrorists aka the Palestinians sic are making in their march to statehood.
The world wants demands a state for that faux people but real terrorists aka the Palestinians. Being accepted as a member of the International Criminal Court has upped their status and made that of Israel decline.
Even in my day, 1967 is like yesterday to me, I remember how isolated Israel was when Egypt’s Nasser demanded that the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces leave the Suez Canal to facilitate the planned attack on Israel. The United Nations quickly obeyed Nasser, and absolutely no country came to Israel’s aid, not when threatened and not during the war, which mercifully thanks to G-d, only lasted six days. Yes, G-d and the prayers of international Jewry were Israel’s only allies.
Batya Medad points us to Caroline Glick on Arutz 7 who, in her clear thinking way, has come up with what might prove to be the best practical solution to the conflict, certainly as far as Israel is concerned: The One State Solution, i.e. annex Judea and Samaria.
No, the world won’t like it, and neither will the Palestinians. Yes, the world will threaten Israel with all sorts of retribution or punitive action. Yet as Glick points out, Israel is complying with almost all of the Palestinians’ and the world’s demands, and yet we still are attacked on the international stage and are given no respite by the Palestinians. As Glick says:
Seeing as Obama is planning to change American policy and “force Israel into completely indefensible borders” … “the time has come for Israel to come out with an alternative policy, and the alternative policy that we have to put out is applying Israeli law and sovereignty to Judea and Samaria”.
“The government has got to put forward a new policy regarding the Palestinians,” she continued. “The two states failed, we all know it, [and] we can’t resurrect it because it wasn’t we that made it fail.”
“The world doesn’t like us now,” Glick pointed out when asked about the world’s reaction if Israel does indeed annex Judea and Samaria. “We’re in a situation now where all the things they said will happen to us if we do X, Y, or Z are happening to us now when we’re saying, ‘No, no, no, we’ll support the establishment of a Palestinian state in Israel’s heartland.”
In which case, what do we have to lose? I think she makes a convincing case. What do you think?