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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Trump Retreats From Two-State Policy in Middle East | RealClearPolitics

A one-state solution refers to a political system that would encourage Jews and Palestinians to retain separate nationalities within a single country, while the two-state policy endorsed by Congress and U.S. presidents since the late 1990s, sets as goals an independent Palestine alongside a democratic, Jewish Israel. Netanyahu said the “labels” used were less important than the substance of a peace accord in which Palestinians recognize a Jewish state, and Israel holds sway over security in territories west of the Jordan River.

J Street, the moderate pro-Israel political organization that backs a two-state approach to peace, called Trump’s remarks “meaningless and dangerous,” and said his failure to support an independent Palestine would “remove the anchor that has steadied and stabilized U.S. policy toward the region. Without that anchor, U.S. policy is unmoored and Israelis and Palestinians will drift into ever-stormier waters.”


One-state is heresy and will not be tolerated.

This is the first time I've read J Street referred to as "moderate [and] pro-Israel."

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"alongside a democratic, Jewish Israel": what if, long term, Israel can't be both Jewish and democratic?

Posted by: dearieme | Feb 16, 2017 2:05:14 PM