A real pickle of a problem: 1 vs 2 state solution. Israel was crafty (not really) in the slow stealth of Palestinian land creating ‘facts on the ground’ which makes removing Jewish settlers seem an impossible task. Actually, if it weren’t for the national hasbara and the constant guilt tripping over the holocaust, it would be costly but removal of the settlers is doable. If 750,000 Palestininas could be removed in a few months, the same could be done for the illegal settlers. So this needs to be stated and acknowledged.
Morris is really an unethical person. I recall him being part of the New Historians that were removing the masks of denial and researching the true history of the State. But as most self-serving people, he let himself be bought off/woo’d by the State to change his leopard spots. I believe he was offered a cushy academic position but I could be corrected on the details of his ‘conversion’ to the zionist hasbara. I believe this experience in researching history vs the lies he now promotes is what causes him to be contradictory and confusing. He knows the history but will not deal with his own racism and bigotry. Being so public, he makes a good study in human psychology and the process of betraying intellectual ethics vs core emotional sickness.
As for history to demonstrate how people can be changed, Levy does not differentiate between people of the same race vs those who are not. In Europe you had white people in a white supremacist culture getting over their conflcts and dealing with forgiveness with mutual alliances developing. in the US this has never happened. Native Americans were horribly decimated and are still living in abject poverty as a group with their treaty rights and lands consistantly being trashed. Government has been slowly eroding their treaty rights in many ways. Enforcing toxic fuel lines thru their territory and sacred grounds is only one of the recent examples. Native Americans do tend to take the peace path but have been organizing legal cases for a few decades now. African Americans are in even a worse situation as they never had treaty rights and their freedom from enslavement was in lip service only. Voting rights, granted in the 13th ammendment to the Constitution was disingenuous as the language in it clearly allows enslavement but now they are called criminals. The prison industry developed specifically to enslave people of color and excess poor whites, but mainly people of color who represent 15% (approx) of the population but 42% (approx) of the prison population. The entire law and order set of institutions was designed specifically to ensnare people of color and still make profits off them again as unpaid labor in prisons. For those unknowlng folks, prisons make contracts with industry for profit and use inmates for free labor (paying inmates $.50/hour is free labor!).
So the point here being that unless the Zionist State is totally disengaged from its core ideology and structural racism, you will have the same type of continuation of impoverishment and destruction of the Palestinians even if Israel is forced to create a democratic constitution which it has refused to do for the very reason of avoiding being held accountable to it. It is all a very nasty game they are playing but only get away with it because they weild power with guilt and the State’s usefulness to the US and other western nations as a Euro-centered white culture that will serve to continue the racism and colonialist mentality of the West.