The Two State Solution: Advocates & Adversaries

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Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said that the government has agreed to the “acceptance of the road map to peace which will lead to a two-state solution.” (Israel National News)

Yaakov Katz, chairman of the National Union party, says that Rahm Emanuel “is basically telling Israel to commit suicide … i.e., we must agree to a two-state solution… in exchange for American consent to consider dealing with the Iranian threat to the world.” (Israel National News)

1947_Partition_Plan2.jpg Moshe Arens methodically makes the case that “Imposing a “two-state” solution at this time is not feasible, and stubbornly insisting that it is the only future solution, to the exclusion of all others, could very well be counterproductive.” (Ha’aretz)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that a two-state solution was the only path to peace in the Middle East. (Ha’aretz)

Aluf Benn argues that there is no way of getting around the two-state issue in Netanyahu’s visit to Obama, because “however impractical it may seem, it is the only subject of genuine disagreement between Netanyahu and Obama.” (Ha’aretz)

Israeli novelist and essayist Meir Shalev, who favors a two-state solution, fears the “point of no return” has been crossed in ever dismantling settlements on the West Bank, and without such an evacuation, he believes, peace is not possible. (The Canadian Jewish News)

Gidi Grinstein says that Netanyahu “will have to clearly accept the two-state principle” but should pursue “a strategy of achieving progress in negotiations while avoiding an agreement.” (Ha’aretz)

Posted on May 13, 2009

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