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The One Jewish State Solution

By Gilad Atzmon | April 7, 2019

Some of the more advanced Israel/Palestine commentators have agreed amongst themselves that the ‘one-state solution’ amounts to empty talk for the simple reason that Palestine is ‘one-state’ already: It has natural borders, one electric grid and even one international pre-dial number (+972). But this beautiful and historic land, stretched from the river to the sea, is dominated by a foreign and hostile ideology that is racially supremacist and vile towards the indigenous people of the land.

Some of those perceptive analysts have been bewildered following a peculiar shift in Israeli politics: while the so-called Israeli ‘Left’ has been advocating racial and ethnic segregation between Jews and Palestinians by adopting the two-state solution, it is actually the Zionist ultra-right that has been pushing constantly for an integration of the ‘land’ by means of Israeli annexation.

While very few within the Israeli Left joined the call for a one-state solution, it seems as if PM Benjamin Netanyahu and the entire Israeli Right are thrilled by the idea.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Saturday to extend Israeli sovereignty to the settlements of the West Bank if he is re-elected in Tuesday’s poll.

Netanyahu’s declaration shouldn’t take us by surprise. Two weeks ago, a Haaretz poll revealed that 42% of Israelis back West Bank annexation. Apparently, 16% of those polled support annexing the entire West Bank without giving any political rights to the Palestinians who live there. I guess that it is hard not to see the political reasoning behind PM Netanyahu’s promise to annex settlements. Netanyahu, who is likely to form the next Israeli government, is attempting to appeal to the Israeli ultra-right voters. He wants them to vote Likud on Tuesday rather than ‘wasting’ their vote on a small ultra-right party or another.

There is obviously a big difference between the one-state call that has been pushed by Palestinian solidarity activists and Netanyahu’s politics of annexation.  While Palestinian rights advocates are referring to one democratic state, Netanyahu is not committed to democracy at all. He is solely faithful to the Jewish population and what he offers in practice is a ‘One Jewish State Solution.’ After all, Israel defines itself as ‘the Jewish State’ and it is there to serve one people while denying others their most elementary rights. Israel, as we know, is not a state of its citizens, it is a state of its Jewish citizens. By the time Israel comes to term with its sin and transcends into a state of its citizens regardless of their race, ethnicity or religious belief it will be renamed. It may as well be called Palestine.

April 7, 2019 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism | , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. “By the time Israel comes to term with its sin and transcends into a state of its citizens regardless of their race, ethnicity or religious belief it will be renamed. It may as well be called Palestine.”

    I have no doubt that this will happen in the long run. I fear the Palestinians may have to endure a great deal of suffering before it does, but they will prevail. Vive la Palestine !

    Comment by traducteur | April 7, 2019 | Reply

    • “May the satanic colonial enterprise Zionism disappear from the ongoing sweep of history,[…]”
      Reminds me of a more faithful translation of a renowned former president; can’t quite remember who LOL

      Comment by redracam | April 8, 2019 | Reply

  2. Realistically grounded and well presented by Gilad. May the satanic colonial enterprise Zionism disappear from the ongoing sweep of history, and may its departure be celebrated, its very name cursed and its adherents reviled and subjected to eternal anguish. May “Never again!” thereupon have meaning….

    Comment by roberthstiver | April 8, 2019 | Reply

  3. THE ORIGINATORS OF THE MESS WILL NOT ALLOW THE DEMOCRATIC REMEDY AS THIS WILL PROVE THAT THEY HAVE ALWAYS PLAYED JUST LIP SERVICE TO DEMOCRACY.

    Comment by GUZE` SPITERI | April 10, 2019 | Reply


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