Abbas rival Dahlan calls for one-state solution
Smadar Perry
Published: 12.12.18, 13:40
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1. Palestinian position unchanged for 70 years
USA   (12.12.18)
2. Not so fast
Verred, Israel   (12.12.18)
You can't just insert yourself in someone else's state, as if you are a citizen, just because you can't get yours to work. I screwed up my state, can I have yours? This faulty reasoning goes like this: We either have two states for two peoples, Israel and Palestine, or, we have one big state for Israelis and Palestinians. But there is the third, option, which is the only option: we never become one with the Arabs in the territories. We separate from them and they can do whatever they want, as long as they leave us out of it.
3. independent of Israel within Israel?
what has he been smoking? Law abiding Israeli Arabs habe full civic rights and dignity thse days.
4. Yea that will work - SMH
GHook93 ,   Chicago   (12.12.18)
You can't have 2 people living in one state, esp when the other wants to kill them. He says the Jews and the Americans will not agree to a 2 state solution. They have agreed to it COUNTLESS times and it is always the corrupt Palestinian leadership that shoots it down (literally). During the the Camp David accords the Palestinians were offer precisely 95% of what they requested. They instead went to war.
5. Maybe ... in 1001 Arabian Nights
6. He’s “calling”? Really? By what virtue I pray?
7. Arabs already have 21 such one state failures
Steve Benassi ,   Minneapolis USA   (12.12.18)
Another failed Lebanon is not good for Arabs or Jews.
8. Dahlan is wrong. There's never been ' great' PA leaders.
David ,   Hartford USA   (12.12.18)
Thieves, murderers, facilitators of terror, yes, but no great leaders at all. That's why the Arabs haven't accomplished anything in 70 years.

The one-country with two states is the only workable solution. The USA has 50 states, Canada has many provinces, it's done all over the world.

Israel is the country, and Israel and Palestine will be the two states. The state of Palestine will have its own parliament, but no laws will be allowed that infringe on anyone's civic rights. Sharia will not be the basis for any laws. Residents of Israel and Palestine will be able to move freely between the two states and live in either of them. A national income tax will be paid by all residents of the country and services will be equally distributed.

This is the only workable solution. The Arabs will have their own state within the country of Israel. The fighting will be over and that will be announced by the leaders of the state of Palestine. Everyone will move on with their lives.

Now let's see what the 'experts' will say about why this won't work.....
9. My answer is;
Birdi ,   Israel   (12.12.18)
One state=NEVER.
10. Palestinian need just make the painful comprises
Jason   (12.12.18)
Israel Prime Minster off 50% West Bank temporal borders the Palestinian refuse many because of issue of Jerusalem. Stop making excuse call for things clearly get reject just make painful comprises. Include drop the right of return and agree Jerosalem part of Israel otherwise your people belong under the occopation they living under.
11. "I do not see the two-state solution happening"
Bill ,   Skokie U.S.A.   (12.12.18)
There will be two states, Israel and Gaza. Judea and Samaria (west bank) are part of Israel and will remain so. anyone thinking otherwise is delusional.
Dahlan is correct, one state for both peoples is true peace. Both peoples under one state will have achieved their aspirations. Jerusalem will be undivided eternal capitol for both, both will have the right of self determination etc; The only thing that would need to be negotiated is a constitution protecting the rights of all citizens with equality and justice.
I know a lot of people think that it is impossible to live with the other because of past experience but given equality there is no reason to fight, there would be no occupation. Racism however is the ugliness of all societies, bigotry is its brother, segregation its cousin. True peace is willingness to treat others as yourself, and love your neighbor. Start working on a constitution!
12. Smart guy
Avi L.   (12.12.18)
Smart guy, scare Israel into giving him what the pedophile arafat refused
13. Full rights for palestinians
tiki ,   belgium   (12.12.18)

Throw out the King of Jordan/Palestine and establish a country with full rights for palestinians......something they haven't been able to get neither in Gaza through Hamas, nor in Judea/Samaria, the Biblical Jewish lands 'recognized' by 100+ countries of the UN as palestine by Abbas.

Yep, when you keep on end up with nothing!
14. one state - no state
steve ,   beer sheva   (12.12.18)
There can never be a state for Arabs and Jews together without it becoming an Arab state that resembles Lebanon at its best and Iraq and Syria at its worst.
These are the Arabs we are talking about, not Europeans and we can't say that was a good experience either!

The Jews must have their own state and even if Messianic Jews and Arabs think otherwise, history has shown not to trust the judgement of either. .

15. One state, no state (2)
steve ,   beer sheva   (12.12.18)
In fact the best idea would be to move all the Jews on the West bank to Israel and move all the Arabs in Israel to the West Bank.Settlers that want to stay can do so and become Palestinian citizens. We will then accept an equal number of Arabs that want to stay in Israel.
16. moishe rabeynu
moishe   (12.12.18)
one state is Israel suicide. two state is Israel suicide. no state is Israel life.
17. Dahlan is out only for himself
Tom   (12.13.18)
What this article fails to mention is that Abbas was instrumental in the failed coup against Hamas, after they overwhelmingly won the majority of seats in the 2006 election. This coup was organized and supported, with arms and funding, by Israel and the US (a good account may be found in Vanity Fair's "The Gaza Bombshell"). Most recently, he was engaged in "shuttle diplomacy" between Gaza, Egypt and Qatar, supposedly in furtherance of Hamas-Fatah reconciliation. He has also been a linchpin in a mercenary organization with many U.S. participants. Personally, I don't know anyone who fully trusts Dahlan. He seems only interested in himself, and enrich himself, both politically and financially. And THAT is the lens through which I read these comments.
18. We must completely disengage from the Palestinians
Let them have their own state, with guaranteed security for Israel. I couldn't care less which territories we decide to give them. We can become one of the best countries in the world with whatever piece of land we have.
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