May 25, 2009
Two State Solutionism
Rick Richman, Commentary Magazine
Jeffrey Goldberg has written amusingly about his susceptibility to “solutionism” - the “American national religion, which holds that for every intractable problem there is a logical and available answer.” The related faith-based belief system known as two-state solutionism (the conviction that a Palestinian state would live side by side with Israel in peace and security, because — well it just will) increasingly depends on “explainawayism” - which holds that for every Palestinian rejection of a second state there is a logical and available reason why it was Israel’s fault.
Goldberg’s review of Benny Morris’s “One State, Two States: Resolving the Israel/Palestine Conflict” in today’s New...
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