Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Northern Ireland solution for Palestine?

Ali Abunimah (Electronic Intifada)
Israeli academic Neve Gordon was the target of a forceful backlash from peers and Israel lobby groups like J Street four years ago when he endorsed the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) targeting Israel – albeit as a last-ditch effort to save the “two-state solution.”
Now, using this week’s conference of the Israel lobby group J Street as a hook, Gordon has come back with an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times concluding that the two-state solution is essentially finished.
Gordon proposes a sort of hybrid one-state solution modeled on the 1998 Belfast Agreement (also known as the “Good Friday agreement”) in Northern Ireland.
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  1. Israel's idea of peace is to be able to rob, kill, and expel Palestinians in peace, with impunity.

    1. Or you could say "peace via complete surrender". This is what they seriously think will happen.