July 22, 2014

Gaza Shows Netanyahu Never Wanted 2 States

Omer Aziz, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

The two-state settlement is the official policy of every major actor from the United States to the United Nations. It stipulates a just end to the occupation, a return to the pre-1967 borders with mutually agreeable land swaps, and a contiguous Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem as its capital. The refugee question was already solved in 2001. While the moral and ethical arguments for a Palestinian state are sufficient, to those still unconvinced, only a two-state settlement will save Israel from the future it faces should the status quo continue – a future in which the occupied Palestinian territories are absorbed into Israel, which then becomes either a democratic state with an Arab majority or an undemocratic Jewish state.

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TAGGED: Gaza, Israel, Palestine, Benjamin Netanyahu

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