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BusinessJustin March 16th, 2015 6:26pm

Do you support a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

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Penn555 Maine
03/18/15 11:24 am

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.

Penn555 Maine
03/18/15 11:25 am

Though, obviously, a lot of that is wishful thinking on my part.

dmc
03/17/15 4:03 pm

No. And neither does Hamas.

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ladyniner81 I need chocolate
03/17/15 11:43 am

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.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
03/16/15 9:32 pm

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. ✟ ✡

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Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
03/16/15 6:35 pm

One state solution. Israel. The Palestinians can go jump in the Red Sea.

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swjboucher Just Run
03/16/15 5:40 pm

The Palestinians can not govern themselves.

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skinner Jersey City
03/16/15 3:29 pm

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

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skinner Jersey City
03/16/15 3:29 pm

solution with the West Bank being divided between Israel and Arab states.

political Georgia
03/17/15 10:12 am

Is that a shift in position for you?

skinner Jersey City
03/17/15 11:55 am

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.

PyroSadist like my comments follow
03/16/15 1:13 pm

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.

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
03/16/15 12:39 pm

How racist is that?

Everybody of Ethnicity A, relocate here. Everybody of Ethnicity B, relocate here. Hocus pocus! Two ethnically homogenous nations.

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chinito Florida
03/16/15 12:55 pm

You should really learn more about Israel

Abolitionist Voice of the people
03/16/15 1:44 pm

I never agree with chinito but he's telling the truth here. Wtf is this reply even talking about?

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
03/16/15 2:26 pm

I don't entirely agree with this article, but it gives a critique of the racist nature of the two-state solution.

www.palestinechronicle.com/demise-of-the-racist-two-state-solution-in-palestine/

BusinessJustin Tamriel
03/16/15 3:02 pm

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.

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
03/16/15 3:32 pm

Adopt a plan similar to the millet system.

chinito Florida
03/16/15 7:07 pm

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...

chinito Florida
03/16/15 7:07 pm

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.

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
03/16/15 7:16 pm

And a two-state solution would eliminate much of that diversity.

commonsense America isnt racist
03/16/15 12:19 pm

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.

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jdug
03/18/15 9:31 am

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.

cowboy Dawns Highway
03/16/15 12:11 pm

Nope. I don't want to give Hamas anything.

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cowboy Dawns Highway
03/16/15 12:11 pm

Except for maybe 72 virgins in hell.

commonman1 Peace
03/17/15 3:14 am

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.

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
03/16/15 11:37 am

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

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
03/16/15 11:37 am

be content with anything less than 100% control of Jerusalem.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
03/18/15 4:17 pm

Those are the issues that worry me, also.

TheCameron UCF
03/16/15 11:35 am

A one state solution with democratic and fair elections would be nice but that's unrealistic so yes.

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TheCameron UCF
03/16/15 11:36 am

A one state solution would only work if there wasn't so much tension in the region

BusinessJustin Tamriel
03/16/15 11:40 am

A single-state solution is problematic. I agree it would be more ideal probably, but it seems unlikely.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/16/15 11:35 am

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.

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political Georgia
03/16/15 11:32 am

Oh no! I do not support giving Palestine more power and authority due to who controls Palestine.

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corino Utah
03/16/15 11:32 am

It didn't work in the South, and it won't solve the problems in Lebanon.

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NDAmerican Florida
03/16/15 11:28 am

Yes but not in the same way most do.

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