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What lies behind the keen support for a one state solution?

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A number of media outlets, some of them linked to the Palestinian Authority, have deliberately played down Israel’s decision to annex areas of the West Bank, and even welcomed the proposal. They claimed that its implementation will lead to a “one-state” solution, which will ultimately allow the Palestinians to rule Israel given their demographic superiority. It’s the rather fantastical theory.

The people making such claims assume that Israel will grant the Palestinians in the annexed territories citizenship so that they will automatically be granted the same political rights that the Zionists enjoy. It is foolish to think this way, and those who have applauded the idea are cruel individuals who do so in order to discourage the Palestinians from challenging Israeli annexation plans.

Such calls also create an environment that allows the PA leadership not to be decisive in challenging Israel over annexation and whether or not to continue security coordination with the Zionist entity. Tel Aviv has confirmed that no fundamental change to the latter has taken place,........

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