August 30, 2014

AIPAC Is in Decline -- So Is the Two-State Solution

John Judis, The New Republic

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If an Israeli government were to come to power that favored serious negotiations—and that would include, for instance, acknowledging the Palestinian right to a capital in East Jerusalem—then an American administration, backed by J Street or its equivalent, would take its side and promote the peace process. But I doubt whether such an Israeli administration is in the offing. Certainly, the polls after the Gaza war do not suggest that. If anything, Israeli appears to be moving in the opposite direction toward increasing Israel’s presence in the West Bank and toward seriously entertaining proposals for annexing the occupied territories.

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