Montag, 8. Februar 2016

Israel's Security Chiefs for a Two-State Solution

A Collage of the Newspaper Ad in the New York Times.
In a newspaper ad in the New York Times from 4 February 2016, the former top brass of the Israeli security establishment called for a two-state solution in Palestine. The ad was sponsored by the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, which is a Zionist organization with a strong pro-Israel leaning. The "rogues gallery", as Richard Falk, the renowned Professor emeritus for International Law from Princeton University, calls them, shows that a large segment of the security establishment has lost confidence in Benyamin Netanyahu.

Although the current extreme right-wing Israeli government does everything to torpedo a two-state solution, everybody knows that without the change in direction Israel proper is going to turn officially into an Apartheid state. Already in 2020, the Jewish population will be a minority (49 percent), in 2030, the number drops to 44 percent. A minority of Jews is going to rule over a Palestinian majority such as was the case with the white domination over a black majority in South Africa.

That a two-state solution is in the vital interest of the State of Israel should be a foregone conclusion, at least, to all Israelis, with the exception of the nationalistic Netanyahu government. This government is proceeding on its one-state solution path, i. e. all of Palestine will be Israel. In fact, there exists already the one-state solution: Israel is everywhere and determines everything. To secure the realm, Israel surrounds itself with a Zionist protective wall and turns itself into a "Jewish Sparta" with atomic weapons. Or serves the wall "to protect us from bestial animals that live around us", as Haaretz quoted Netanyahu saying? Historically, such entities never survived long.

Also here.