Right-wing Zionists hammer out their vision of one state

Israel/Palestine
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We got the note below from a man called Peter Paton. It is a reminder that the Zionist right is actively developing its ideas of what one state between the river and the sea will look like. And it ain’t pretty.

But the right recognizes a reality that the left, including the American liberal establishment, is in denial about: the two-state solution is over because Israel won’t disgorge the territories.

Shouldn’t the left be developing and offering its ideas for the same framework? Paton’s letter:


Dear Editorial team

Israel should actively focus and promote a One State Solution by annexing Judea and Samaria, with Arabs living in the territories being given Israeli Citizenship subject to stringent conditions.

Only a One State Solution will guarantee a Jewish Nation, preserve a Holy and Indivisible Jerusalem,

and keep Judea and Samaria in Jewish hands for the defence of the State of Israel.

We should not be promoting something we don’t actually believe in, and which would be deeply injurious to the Land of Israel.

1. Arabs would be required to declare loyalty to Israel as a Jewish (and democratic ) state.

2. They would be subject to a security check

3. They would have to sever all ties, legal or otherwise, with their relatives in Jordan and other countries.

4. Those Arabs who are refugees from the 1948 War of Independence and their descendants would be required to declare they are forgoing both their right of return to Israel proper and their property claims.

We would develope a constitution guaranteeing Israel’s future as a Jewish state. The bills would encourage Aliya in a serious way and require all citizens to perform national service, which could be done in their communities. Israel would return to policing Ramallah and Jenin and would control the Palestinian education system to ensure that it encourages coexistence.

Gaza would come under Egyptian rule.

In short Israel should annex the West Bank, and create a One State from the Jordan to the Mediterranean.The Two State Solution is dead in the water as it is just another land grab by the Arabs for another terror state from which to murder Jews.

This should be the intention of the right thinking International Community and the Israeli inner cabinet and Unity Government from now on, and it will guarantee us Peace and a Jewish State for Time Memorial.

Only a One State Solution will save the Zionist Project.

* For Jerusalem’s sake I will not hold my peace, and for Zion’s sake I will not rest *

Shanah Tovah

18 Responses

  1. potsherd
    September 7, 2010, 7:29 am

    4. Those Arabs who are refugees from the 1948 War of Independence and their descendants would be required to declare they are forgoing both their right of return to Israel proper and their property claims.

    This would have to mean those Arabs resident in the WB, as obviously no conditions can be placed on those who are getting nothing in exchange. So the proposal actually does not form a single state but a bilevel state: “Israel proper” and “Israel improper,” in which the rights of Arab 2nd-class citizens would be severely restricted. It is only the occupation under a different mask.

  2. Citizen
    September 7, 2010, 7:38 am

    Those advocating a similar template for the USA? David Duke, for one. Perhaps Congress should divert the promised 30 billion over the next decade to Mister Duke’s holdings, so the USA can play catch-up with its more progressive special friend, Israel?

  3. Citizen
    September 7, 2010, 7:51 am

    Meanwhile, not K Street, or J Street, but Z Street has filed suit against the IRS for singling out it, a Jewish organization intent on supporting illegal Israeli settlements
    which is against declared US foreign policy, for extra scrutiny apropos Z Street’s application for charitable NGO status, tax exemption. Apparently X Street has not been following the IRS crackdown on Arab-American charities, and Z Street does not know the ZOA is registered as a foreign agent.
    Z Street is fairly new:
    link to rense.com

    What an alphabet soup of BS. Why isn’t religious tax exemption itself a violation of the First Amendment wall between “church and state?”

    • Citizen
      September 7, 2010, 7:55 am

      Z Street says the IRS is doing the equivalent of denying a driver’s license to Republicans or Democrats. I imagine American Arab organizations would like to claim the same thing.

  4. Saleema
    September 7, 2010, 8:13 am

    While reading this, I felt as if someone was suffocating me. I can’t imagine what a Palestinian must feel while reading this plan. In fact, the plan is to suffocate the Palestinians.

    Hey Witty, you wan to discuss fascism?

  5. Citizen
    September 7, 2010, 8:43 am

    The article posted seems to ignore that the current semi-balance of power in the Middle East is bound to change; given the Arab/Iranian street in all the
    Muslim countries, I see a slow tide headed against both the Israeli right-wing vision of the future and against (once again) the imbalanced broker’s peace process. One factor in this slow tide is Mubarak’s impending succession. Egypt muddling along will eventually end. The Iranians eventually turned to the mullahs to help overthrow excessively corrupt government sans significant benefit to the street, and so to it seems reasonable to conclude the Egyptians will turn to the Muslim Brotherhood there to dilute excessive corruption. The future of the Middle East does not belong to Israel or its totally foreign lackey, the USA. China, Russia, and India are monitoring the world’s strategic buckle on the belt of power very closely….

  6. eljay
    September 7, 2010, 9:07 am

    So, this “democratic” state would force Arabs to:
    – undergo security checks;
    – “sever all ties, legal or otherwise, with their relatives in Jordan and other countries”; and
    – forego all right of return and property claims.
    Meanwhile, it would:
    – develope a constitution guaranteeing Israel’s future as a Jewish state; and
    – encourage Aliya in a serious way.

    Sounds like a democratic paradise!

  7. David Samel
    September 7, 2010, 10:34 am

    From the department of silver linings: I think there is some good news in this development. Of course, the proposed conditions on Palestinians are absolutely monstrous, but I cannot believe there is the slightest chance that they will be implemented. I am in favor of a one-state solution with equal rights for all, and the good part of this manifesto is that the authors are slowly coming to the realization that two-state is doomed. I disagree with the way Phil puts it, that “the two-state solution is over because Israel won’t disgorge the territories.” If that were the problem, Israel could reverse its position and disgorge the territories. I think Israel can’t disgorge the territories, that is, reverse the many decades of settlements that could make a viable Palestinian state possible. The other unsolvable element is that Israel’s continuation as a Jewish State will continue to deprive its Palestinian citizens of first-class citizenry, and the inherently discriminatory idea of a Jewish State has an uncertain but extremely likely expiration date.

    Paton clings to his deep-rooted racism, but recognition of the impossibility of a two-state solution is the first step toward one-state. As good as Israeli PR is, and it is quite formidable, I don’t see how it could explain to the world such odious conditions as Paton formulates, or even much less harsh but clearly discriminatory laws.

    I also think it quite interesting that the Israeli right seems to be closer to accepting the inevitability of one state than most of the left, which thinks that kinder and gentler Zionism can point the way to a permanent solution.

  8. Jim Haygood
    September 7, 2010, 10:37 am

    Paton doesn’t spell out what would happen to Arabs who refuse to take the oath, renounce their rights, and pass the security check.

    Presumably his secret codicil, available only to club members who know the zionist handshake, specifies that Arab refuseniks will be deported.

    Ethnic cleansing of Arabs has been a long-standing zionist dream. But actually trying to do it would pull the plug on any remaining international support Israel has. The equation of zionism to naziism, with ethnic undesirables being carted off to points unknown, would be complete.

  9. Justice Please
    September 7, 2010, 11:36 am

    “Shouldn’t the left be developing and offering its ideas for the same framework? ”

    Most on the left are simply too uninformed to see or too afraid to admit that Jewish racism is real, just as real as any other racism, and one of the main causes of Israels actions. Avraham Burg wrote:

    “I fear certain rabbis and their overt and covert theories, and I also fear there are some thugs among us. There is a built-in element of discrimination, arrogance, and preference for anything that comes from Jewish genes. It is much more present than deniers wish to see.”
    (The Holocaust Is Over, pages 190-191)

    As long as such elements within Israeli and other society are not called out for what they are, the left will continue wondering and lamenting, and continue to underestimate the forces of injustice.

  10. Kathleen
    September 7, 2010, 11:42 am

    “Shouldn’t the left be developing and offering its ideas for the same framework? ”

    The so called progressive left (many so called progressive bloggers too) will not touch this issue with a 10 foot pole. Too afraid, too intimidated, too sold out. Not much different than the MSM when it comes to this issue.

    Well except for Glenn Greenwald and a few others

  11. Sin Nombre
    September 7, 2010, 11:58 am

    Seems to me it’s not anything that this Paton guys says that’s very interesting, it’s that he’s saying it.

    That is, I don’t know how you’d do it but if one could somehow track the number of stories in the media with Great Israel partisans saying the kind of thing that Paton is saying it would be about the best metric available for guaging the progress of what I think is inevitable which is the turn in the mind of the Israeli populace from any thoughts of two-states to, essentially, their own version of a one-state solution which is essentially an ethnically cleansed Greater Israel. Or, given Paton’s indirect but clear idea about permanently disenfranchising those arabs Israel can’t exclude or expel via changing Israel’s constitution to guarantee its jewish character, perhaps the better term would be “ethnically sterilized.”

    Indeed perhaps such sterilization idea will be the way Israel goes if it finds that even the U.S. wouldn’t go along with cleansing/expulsion. The arabs would have rights, but not the right to vote.

    In any event and again I think the incidence of pieces such as Paton’s is only going to increase, and that same is going to signify something very significant.

  12. Sumud
    September 7, 2010, 1:12 pm

    Well I am glad I looked up “Shanah Tovah” before I innocently asked “who is Shanah Tovah [thinking it to be the name of the person who authored the letter]?”

    The point is, who is the organisation responsible for this statement?

  13. Avi
    September 7, 2010, 1:41 pm

    The irony of Israel being a “democratic” state despite all these ‘provisions’ seems to have escaped these supremacists.

    Someone should tell them, “I don’t think ‘Democratic’ means what you think it means.”

  14. ymedad
    September 8, 2010, 1:33 am

    I have another view of which two states are involved actually in the two-state solution:

    link to cgis.jpost.com

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