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 )
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-netanyahu-israel-peace-offer-20170219-story.html Netanyahu turned down secret peace offer, former U.S. officials say...
Netanyahu took part in a secret summit that Kerry organized in the southern Jordanian port city of Aqaba last February and included Jordan's King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. The secret meeting was first reported by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz1
According to two former Obama administration officials, Kerry proposed regional recognition of Israel as a Jewish state — a key Netanyahu demand — alongside a renewal of peace talks with the Palestinians with the support of the Arab countries.
Netanyahu rejected the offer, which would have required a significant pullout from occupied land, saying he would not be able to garner enough support for it in his hard-line coalition government.
Herzog tweeted Sunday that "history will definitely judge the magnitude of the opportunity as well as the magnitude of the missed opportunity."
Two former top aides to Kerry confirmed that the meeting took place secretly on Feb. 21, 2016. According to the officials, Kerry tried to sweeten the 15-year-old "Arab Peace Initiative," a Saudi-led plan that offered Israel peace with dozens of Arab and Muslim nations in return for a pullout from territories captured in the 1967 Mideast war to make way for an independent Palestine. mong the proposed changes were Arab recognition of Israel as the Jewish state, recognition of Jerusalem as a shared capital for Israelis and Palestinians, and softened language on the "right of return" of Palestinian refugees to lost properties in what is now Israel, the former officials said. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were still not authorized to discuss the secret meeting publicly, said the Egyptian and Jordanian leaders reacted positively to the proposal, while Netanyahu refused to commit to anything beyond meetings with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas..."http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-netanyahu-israel-peace-offer-20170219-story.html
Oslo peace process did not include the term Jewish State Now that is tacitly accepted , new roadblocks are put into place . The underlying kinetic is all about seizing more lands and offering new direction new ideas new discourse while simultaneously destroying the hopes arising out of meeting of the previous demand - even the most atrocious illogical illegal demands -only to make more illogical illegal arrant demands .