Is a Two State Solution Possible in Israel/Palestine?

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The idea that a two state resolution to the israel palestine conflict is no longer possible is not really a new one. It has been after all a quarter century. Since the oslo agreements and pessimism seems to rain but lustick offers too powerful but potentially controversial ideas about the failure of the two state solution. I he places the blame directly on israel's settlement project and its territorial maximalism which has its roots in the history of the entire twentieth century conflict. For instance he points to zev. Jabotinsky is notion of the iron wall. The idea that would only negotiate with jews after they had been defeated which has had the paradoxical outcome that the repeated israeli victories over the decades have emboldened the israeli leadership so they have been less likely to come to the negotiating table. He also emphasizes the collective memory of the holocaust as a profound factor in israeli society. And the pro israel lobby in the us both of which emboldened israel's hawkish parties and make the israelis less likely to negotiate a two state solution. And secondly lustick who once was a proponent of the two state solution now says that it's a distraction from reality. He argues that there is and has long been just one st between the jordan river and the mediterranean sea the pursuit of a two state solution. He posits is an unrealizable dream when the real need is to push for rights and citizenship for all people living in this territory which is effectively one. St

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