How do we achieve this by a solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict???
I saw on Meet the Press (March 22, 2015), on the topic of either a one-state or two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian question, a view from Palestine's Permanent Observer to the UN, Dr. Riyad Mansour. He made good sense saying, in part:
That a one-state solution (that Israeli PM Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu now seems to advocate with his back and forth reelection statements recently) would most likely result in a Palestinian-Arab state NOT a Jewish one and that would be based in part on shear population.
That result would not be pretty for a ton of reasons. Dr. Mansour sent on to say a one-state solution “would smack of
Africa and Apartheid, and no one wants that
- Jew or Arab (sic).”
I tend to agree with that assessment because the status quo and not a solution would prevail and continue the turmoil and I am sure no one wants to sustain that, except maybe bad guys.
Here is a short background on this issue with this question: "What to the people want?" Not the politicians; not countries far removed from that area; and certainly pundits who pick and choose with a finger in the wind. More background on the question is here and here
- Many Palestinians and Israelis, as well as the Arab League, have stated that they would accept a two-state solution based on 1949 Armistice Agreements, more commonly referred to as the “1967 borders.”
- In 2002, a poll conducted by PIPA revealed that some 72% of both Palestinians and Israelis supported at that time a peace settlement based on the 1967 borders so long as each group could be reassured that the other side would be cooperative in making the necessary concessions for such a settlement. Thus, support for a two state solution varies according the way the question is phrased.
- Some Israeli journalists suggest that the Palestinians are
unprepared to accept a Jewish State on any terms. According to one previous poll,
“fewer than 2 in 10 Arabs, both Palestinian and all others, believe in
Israel's right to exist as a nation with a Jewish majority.” Another poll, however, invoked by the U.S. State Department suggested that “78 percent of Palestinians and 74 percent of Israelis believe a peace agreement that leads to both states living side by side as good neighbors” is “essential or desirable.”
- In a 2007 poll, almost three quarters of the Palestinian
respondents in the
West Bankand Gaza Strip approved either a bi-national or two-state solution with 46% preferring the two-state solution and some 26% preferring the bi-national solution. Support is lower among younger Palestinians.
- A 2013
Galluppoll found that 70% of Palestinians in the West Bankand 48% of Palestinians in Gaza Strip, together with 52% of Israelis support “an independent Palestinian state together with the state of Israel.”