1 One state solution will deprive Jewish characters .That is the argument. Or is it ? There will be still Sabath, there will be still the wailing wall, there will be exemption of Orthodox from military , there will be Hebrew signs , there will be study of Talmud and Torah and celebration of Hanukkah Ros hasannah and trepidtaiory warninhg about Shoah. Circumcision and antigay anti abortion anti interracial marriage attitudes will continue . May be the fear lies somewhere else . What is it? Is it the same practical considerations which prevented colonies from just political economic diplomatic mergers with the host (colonizers ) countries?
2 "come up with a flag, then you have a movement. until then, it’s really not clear what you have. two leadership groups: fatah and hamas, neither of whom will come forward and say we want one state. unless it is the one state of pre 1967"
Have you stay down and asked them ? Have you sat down and offered them ?
No It has not been talked with honesty . There is always something - an old charter , an old slogan, an old terrorism act, an old rejection . But an honest negotiation will not hod the future hostage to past incidents .It should not . Then all negotiations will fail ( and would fail anywhere in the world and would have failed everywhere in the world )