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No, Liberal Zionism Isn't Dead Yet. So Fight for It

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13.08.2019

Joshua Shanes and other frustrated progressives are right to draw attention to the one-state reality Israel is creating on the ground (Liberal Zionists, Face the Facts: There's Already Only One State From the River to the Sea.)

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Likewise, they are correct that as a result liberal Zionists, until now content with expressing displeasure with the continued occupation and supporting the two-state solution, need to reevaluate their approach, which has become morally untenable as Palestinians enter another year living under foreign rule.

But they are wrong to conclude that the only answer is for liberal Zionists to support granting citizenship to Palestinians in the West Bank and accepting some Palestinian right of return ("the one-state solution").

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First, if Israel withdrawing from the occupied territories seems unlikely, the chances of it voluntarily surrendering its demographic majority are zero, which means such an outcome could only come about through external pressure. The one-state solution is particularly ill-suited to such an approach.

Apart from the much-maligned Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and other parties of similar repute, who will actually apply this pressure?

Certainly not the United States, which views Israel as........

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