Skip to comments.Since the two state solution for Israel is moribund, here are some other ideas
Posted on 08/02/2014 1:42:51 PM PDT by DanMiller
It has been claimed, correctly for now, that the "two state" solution for Israel's problems with Islamists is dead.
The general feeling seems to be that as long as Hamas remains in power in Gaza, the "two state" solution, much praised by the Obama Administration and many others, won't work. It won't, because Hamas (Nancy Pelosi and her friends in Qatar to the contrary notwithstanding) has long been and remains a terror organization devoted to the obliteration of Israel.
Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey and Qatar favor Hamas' objectives. Israel disagrees with them. Unlike Islamists, Israel prefers life to death.
Three years ago, Andrew Klavan suggested a one state solution. Here is his plan:
Unfortunately, Mr. Klavan's plan won't work either: the Islamist nations surrounding Israel wouldn't allow it even to get a start, because they want to remain sovereign and generally independent. Leaving that obstacle aside however, Israel is the region's only free and democratic nation. Since all would become citizens of Israel and have the right to vote, Israeli politics and Judaism would be overwhelmed by Islamists. They would easily override Jewish objections and impose Shari law along with all of its anti-freedom and misogynist religious doctrines on Israel. That would be fatal for Israel, but less bad for her Islamic neighbors.
Here's a better idea, but it won't work either:
Perhaps the Palestinians could simply be shipped to Honduras, given refugee status and flown to the United States. They wouldn't even to leave their prayer rugs behind at the border.
During the Obama family vacation this month, many of them could live in the White House and, when it returns to Washington, the Obama family could reside in the Blair House. Perhaps the rest of Hamas could be housed, fed and supported by former House Speaker Pelosi and her colleagues in appreciation of their humanitarian services. They would fit right into Obama's America.
Offer the Palestinians in Gaza billions to move to the West Bank and allow Israel to have Gaza. Billions backed with tanks and Apache helicopters.
Perhaps the Palestinians could simply be shipped to Honduras, given refugee status and flown to the United States. They wouldnt even (need? stop?) to leave their prayer rugs behind at the border.Sure . . . what could possibly beat a free ride to the Great Satans doorstep?
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You know as well as any what happens to “billions” when “Palestinians” get hold of it.
True, but the carrot and stick and all that. Sure you will probably get kicked by the mule but he will eventually get to where you want him.
“Offer the Palestinians in Gaza billions to move to the West Bank and allow Israel to have Gaza.”
I’m not an expert on the West Bank, but wouldn’t they just start shooting and tunneling from there, if that’s where they relocated?
I like the One State solution better. Chum the coastal waters off Gaza and bring in the bulldozer.
Re-Estabish the Kingdom of King David
Don’t mistake snakes for mules.
No sea coast for one and Israel has just as much ability to pound the West Bank as Gaza.
Good grief, don’t send the Palestinians to the Americas.
I say make them pay war reparations to Israel, and let life become so miserable in palestine that they leave. Perhaps some clandestine operations could be set up to lure them to other locations well away from Israel.
I say let Jordan cede some dirt for the Palestinians. I hear the East Bank is lovely this time of year.
The ones who refuse...ship them to whatever Muslim country will take them...or jail them...
Here's a hint: the Arab world considers Palestinians basically third class citizens right below their camels and women...
Move the Egyptian and Jordanian Arabs (aka, so-called “Palestinians”) to their ancestral homeland of Saudi Arabia, where there’s PLENTY of land and their Muslim brothers will give them the hospitality Islam is famous for.
The last thing Israel needs to to have Muslims out vote the jews and turn Israel into another Muzzie hell hole.
A realistic alternative to the failed “Two-State Solution
Even if you take all the Muslims in Gaza and the West Bank, Jews will still outnumber Muslims...in Israel..
Not by much...
My point is there are already 100,000's Israel Arabs living in Israel and by giving Palestinians a taste of freedom, liberty and democracy, I think many will like to live in peace and security...and stop being tools of the terrorists
Gaza: 1,816,379 Muslims
West Bank: 2,676,740 Muslims
“No sea coast for one and Israel has just as much ability to pound the West Bank as Gaza.”
True on the coast, but the border with Jordan is still there...and given this president, there’s no assurance that ISIS won’t hit up Jordan next.
But it does get them all in one place, at least.
better to expel them all to the West Bank and recognize it as Palestine.
There already is a Palestinian state and it’s called Jordan. 80% of the Palies in Gaza and the West Bank have family there. Evict every last one of them to Jordan and the problem is solved.
And if they get out of line the king can slaughter them enmasse and the world won’t say jack about it since they know Muzzies slaughtering Muzzies is a very common thing.
Quit thinking like an informed rational adult.
The sandmaggot-lovers will accuse you of racism, for suggesting that past behavior is a certain indicator of future terrorist behavior.
Perhaps after you study history a bit more seriously and thoroughly, and get thru Jr. high school, you might have a more realistic view of the 'Palestinian' problem.
Start by reading From Time Immemorial, by Joan Peters, all of it, including the 150+ pages of official Turkish documentation references. Then get back to us.
You forgot to list the number of Jews in the West Bank and Gaza!
I do realize that some really important extenuating circumstances are easy to overlook.
The Arabs in Israel side more with Hamas than Israel
Clearly, some brainiacs on this thread are not familiar with the evolution of Israel from the original Balfour Declaration.
How the Jewish homeland shrank to I/13th of its originally intended size after the British discovered oil in the region.
That changed everything.
The area that is currently Israel and Jordan comprised Palestine. Everything west of the Jordan River is western Palestine and everything east of it is eastern Palestine.
How did the discovery of oil in the Sinai changed everything? Israel gave that away to the Egyptians.
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