I was not speaking of a “tragic contradiction within Zionism.” I was speaking of the contradiction arising from the fact that those who are fed up with Zionism are leaving. There are fewer people left to challenge and destroy it.
My hope has always been that, just as Zionism was the (conscious) negation of actual Jewish experience, the development of an Israeli (as opposed to Jewish) nationality could be the negation of Zionism. I’m afraid I was wrong…at least in the short run.
Also, it has taken me far too long to understand how the basic contradiction between the objective conditions (which demand a single state) and the subjective conditions (which demand two states) has been unfavorably resolved by the creation of a single, apartheid state.
The entire discussion of 1-state/2-states is now all but moot. The struggle becomes one of anti-apartheid and freedom and justice for all.
New contradictions will arise, of course, but I do not see them clearly at the moment.