Do you support a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
As a Jew (by choice), I'm conflicted. While I think Jews should have the land, we shouldn't just be given it. The Palestinians deserve a place to live and be safe, too. If a two-state solution would work, I'd be all for it.
Though, obviously, a lot of that is wishful thinking on my part.
No. And neither does Hamas.
I don't want to give Hamas anything. Throw them out of the equation and then we'll talk. I don't want to talk to any terrorist. Otherwise they can live in Iran for all I care. Otherwise, if it's just Palestininians, yes.
Not as long as a mythical "palestinian state" would get to steal even a square inch of Israel's land, which includes all of Jerusalem. Let them move to Jordan like they're supposed to and try to make the Jordanians share territory. ✟ ✡
One state solution. Israel. The Palestinians can go jump in the Red Sea.
The Palestinians can not govern themselves.
A two state solution would be ideal. Unfortunately the Palestinian coalition includes terrorist groups like Hamas that thrive off instability and will never accept Israel's right to exist. As a consequence, the most practical solution is a one state
solution with the West Bank being divided between Israel and Arab states.
Is that a shift in position for you?
Kind of. In the past I've been more willing to invest time in peace talks, but I still didn't have much hope they would actually work.
Not a chance. The palistinians and hamas won't be satisfied until the state of Isreal is destroyed. Cut the country in half and you've done half the work for them. And Jerusalem is holy to both religions there...can't split that either.
How racist is that?
Everybody of Ethnicity A, relocate here. Everybody of Ethnicity B, relocate here. Hocus pocus! Two ethnically homogenous nations.
You should really learn more about Israel
I never agree with chinito but he's telling the truth here. Wtf is this reply even talking about?
I don't entirely agree with this article, but it gives a critique of the racist nature of the two-state solution.
Nobody is saying it isn't, but how do you propose getting them to cooperate on a single-state solution? There's a lot of animosity and history to overcome. A two-state solution is a step up from the current oppression of the Palestinian people.
Adopt a plan similar to the millet system.
Israel is a multiethnic, multiracial, and multi-religion country. It is an extremely tolerant place. They have Muslims in the government and in the IDF. There are black Jews, Arab Jews, gay interfaith couples, muslims hotties in miniskirts...
Everyone un Israel is free and happy. The problem is the intolerance and extremism in Palestine. If they really wanted a state they would have a state. Palestinians want a 1 state solution. A Sharia Law with a lot of jewish cemeteries state.
And a two-state solution would eliminate much of that diversity.
No, I don't think splitting a country in two just to appease terrorists is a good solution to fighting terrorism. I think finding Palistienian's a new home away from Israel is a better solution.
You might want to review history and see whose land was split to create Israel by the UN. Israel is deeply divided over the best solution.
Nope. I don't want to give Hamas anything.
Except for maybe 72 virgins in hell.
I think 72 virgins would be hell. Can you imagine all those women nagging you. If you can't take care of them all, then they will take care of each other. I know I'm not that big of a stud. Then the hormone thing. Yea 72 would be hell.
If it's a real solution. My feeling isn't that it wouldn't be a solution that led to actual, permanent peace. I think the muzlims will still want to destroy Israel just like they've been claiming to want to do. I don't believe they'd ever
be content with anything less than 100% control of Jerusalem.
Those are the issues that worry me, also.
A one state solution with democratic and fair elections would be nice but that's unrealistic so yes.
A one state solution would only work if there wasn't so much tension in the region
A single-state solution is problematic. I agree it would be more ideal probably, but it seems unlikely.
It doesn't seem as ideal as rolling back the clock and doing a better job of creating Israel, but at this point it seems like the only reasonable solution.
Oh no! I do not support giving Palestine more power and authority due to who controls Palestine.
It didn't work in the South, and it won't solve the problems in Lebanon.
Yes but not in the same way most do.