Interesting article, but not sure why you guys (and the people you write about) are still focusing so much on the 1-state 2-state dichotomy. Life ain’t black and white….
I live in Jerusalem, and there are MANY groups who have grown beyond this polarization. One is http://www.2states1homeland.org/en, another one is, http://www.federation.org.il/index.php/en , and there are others.
The most exciting thinking and activism happening on the ground in Israstine is about some kind of confederation. Each “side” would have some sovereignty. But (as one main possibility that the dichotomists forget about), most of the settlers could stay on as Palestinian citizens. In some plans (like in the EU), Palestinians could reside anywhere in Israel, and vica versa.
Bernard Avishai and other Israelis are writing about confederative possibilities all the time.
The underlying assumption in most of these plans is that some kind of TRUST (and relationship) is essential to a stable confederative relationship. Trust on the ground, and trust between politicians on both sides. Of course, Bibi is incapable of this, not with Palestinians, and not even with most of his fellow Israelis….
Why don’t you write more on these possibilities, and not just trash the “old school” dichotomies?
God knows, Americans need to know about these possibilities too. Salaam-shalom from the sometimes Holy City…..