The proposal of Naji and Ofra of one democratic state,is one of the best, but it ‘ll need an enormous work and diplomacy to reach this goal. Don’t forget the state of Israle has been supported for 70 years by all the western countries, who provides them money, nuclear power
and one of the strongest armies in the world. This won’t happen peacefully.
To compare this project to Belgium? I have doubts about it. The english after Napoleon’s fall first reunited ti tho the kingdom of Netherland, they had instlled in 1913, and and and gave Belgium totem in 1915. When in 1930 the belgian people revolted against the Dutch, The king of England brought their one of their german parents, the Saxe-Coburg and created the kingdom of Belgium.
I am afraid that in Palestine case, the one democratic state won’t happen without a war and and lot’s of blood. The historical Israel/Palestine situation is more similar to the war of Algeria.
Historically because Palestine like Algeria was an Ottoman colony for centuries, taken over by the French in 1930, and after three revolutions and the lost of Alsace and Lorraine, the new conservative business republic, afraid of new uprisings decided to send the poor to Algeria as settlers, French army burned villages and murdered the inhabitants in Kabylia, who refused to give away their lands and farms….exactly the way the Israeli did in 1947-48 treated the palestinians,except that there they hadn’t anymore the backing of the British mandate.
So this beautiful project will need lots of skillful and wise strategy of people united together to avoid bloodshed.