Ever since UN SC Resolution 242 was adopted in the wake of the 1967 Six Day War, the perceived wisdom has been the “two-state-solution” based on the formula “land-for-peace.” The so-called peace process has been based on “two states for two peoples, living side-by-side in peace and security.” But after 50 years, that has become a tired phrase, mouthed by tired liberal politicians without an original thought in their head. I have seen numerous experts, most recently former US Secty. of State Kerry and former US Ambassador to Egypt Daniel Kurtzer, repeating ad nauseam the same nonsense. In fact, there is NO peace process – face the facts – and there is NO “two-state-solution.” Neither the Arabs want this, because the Palestinians will only accept all of “Palestine,”:and the Israelis don’t want it, because who would want another failed Arab mini-state full of terrorists on their doorstep, would the US, would Britain, would Europe?
Note that the US stole its land from the indigenous Indians, the English conquered and occupied Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Most of Europe is made up of tribal divisions with much overlap. When they all give back the land that they stole, then maybe they would have earned the moral right to preach to us Jews, who have had enough of their condescending attitudes. The Australian PM is due to visit Israel, but before she left the Australian Government issued a statement criticizing Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians by building settlements. When the Australians give back the land they stole from the Aborigines, then maybe we’ll listen to them. Anyway, what has it got to do with them?
Israel is a dynamic growing ,westernized and modernized sovereign State. It cannot wait forever for the irredentist, intransigent Arab side to catch up. Israel, with US support under a Trump Administration, must impose its own solution. It must include reintegration of Judea and Samaria (called the West Bank) into the rest of Israel, with a solution for the Palestinian Arabs living there. They can either accept Israeli citizenship with all that entails (maybe a loyalty oath) or accept being transferred to the existing Palestinian State (which already has a majority of ca. 70% of Palestinians) known as Jordan.
This new paradigm in one form or another is bound to develop now that the 50 years of supposed bilateral negotiations has been totally breached by the end-run around it by the PA leadership using the UN to produce UN SC Resolution 2443, that abrogates all previous UN resolutions. If that paradigm has been breached, then Israel should no longer feel that it alone, according to the former US Administration, has to abide by it. Let’s move on, 50 years, from 1967 to 2017, is enough! Let’s get the new show on the road.