JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THE SINGLE-STATE SOLUTION TO ISRAEL AND PALESTINE IS REASONABLE TO ALL REASONABLE PEOPLE – BUT IT HAS THE SAME BASIC PROBLEM AS THE TWO-STATE SOLUTION – AND THAT IS THE UNITED STATES – WHICH IS UNABLE TO PLAY ITS REQUIRED ROLE AS HONEST BROKER   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO A BOOK REVIEW AND DISCUSSION BY JOEL DOERFLER IN MONDOWEISS

 

“Facing Reality: moving on from the two-state solution in Ian Lustick’s ‘Paradigm Lost’”

 

I believe the late (wonderful) Edward Said had supported the single-state solution.

No reasonable person, I think, can oppose it, however the region has a good many unreasonable residents, both Israeli and Palestinian.

And the absolute key to either solution, two-state or one-state, is American support and authority, but that in itself represents a huge problem.

America has not acted as an honest broker in Middle East affairs, and I think it fair to say that that statement is even truer today than previously.

A few years ago, I wrote a clear and concise article on some of the problems involved.

Readers may find it here:

https://chuckmanwords.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/john-chuckman-essay-two-states-or-one-state-the-stark-reality-is-that-both-solutions-are-impossible-unless-imposed-from-outside-and-just-where-do-we-see-any-prospect-for-that/

 

Posted December 20, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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