Yes Let’s Bury the Two-State Solution

The PA “foreign minister” Riyad al-Maliki has claimed at the UN Security Council that there is a choice limited to 1) Israel withdrawing to the pre-1967 indefensible Auschwitz lines, 2) turning Israel into the world’s only non-nation state or 3) an Apartheid state. Al-Maliki seemed hysterical. The reason of course is that he falsely considers Israel to be an “Apartheid state” and fears peace more than anything else since this would mean the “liquidation of the Palestinian issue” as Palestinian rejectionist put it.

Al-Maliki told the Security Council that they should prepare to eulogize the two-state solution. That of course is an insincere statement since the thieving elite in the Palestinian Authority obviously do not want to lose their kleptocratic privileges. If only the PA was ready to bury the two-state solution! What Maliki is trying to do is to frighten the international community on account of the inevitable burial of the still-born two-state solution. He is no doubt trying to scare the international community into believing that Israel redeeming and enfranchising the entire Judea and Samaria after a critical mass of Median Jews have immigrated to Israel will lead to a third intifada and regional instability. 

Quite the opposite is true. Palestinians of Judea and Samaria will welcome 1) being able to swim in the sea at the beach in Tel Aviv, 2) having five times higher wages than at present, 3) being full part the Israeli labor market, 4) enjoying equal democratic rights and 5) not having to live under nepotism and kleptocracy. Of course there will initially be protests and even riots but Palestinians of Judea and Samaria will turn out quite content when seeing the consequences of Israel applying sovereignty over the entire Judea and Samaria.

In calling on the international community to “force” Israel to withdraw to the Auschwitz lines is al-Maliki showing the true colors the Palestinian Authority which wants an Israeli withdrawal but does not want to end the conflict. Rather, the PA leadership is hysterical about 1) losing their kleptocratic privileges, 2) the Palestinian issue becoming resolved and 3) Palestinians of Judea and Samaria becoming equal Israeli citizens of Israel. This will mean the end of the Palestinian cause and what will remain is for descendants of Palestinian refugees – just as the Sudeten Germans – demanding to settle where their great-grand parents once lived. As the Jordanian monarchy will be extremely happy to subsequently annex Gaza will the conflict for all practical purposes be over.

It will take time for the international community to internalize those facts and get used to perpetual peace. For a long time did the international community claim that the “two-state solution” was necessary for Israel’s own sake. Now it is becoming clear that they have become fixated with a “solution” that has made exactly zero progress during the past two decades. Israel’s real choice is rather between the status quo and perpetual peace. Al-Maliki’s demagoguery does not impress as the choice for Israel is very easy indeed.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization

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