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The Current Two-State Illusion

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The two-state solution is a popular mantra of world leaders including the current US and Canadian administrations as well as the Chinese government and the United Nations. It is touted by American Jewish organizations as the answer to The Conflict. Indeed, the modern world is divided into nation-states; a peaceful two states, one Palestinian and the other Jewish, ought to be an attainable goal. Yet, a majority of people who actually live in the areas of the imagined two states have no such illusions.

Recent reliable polling of Palestinians living in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) found that 60% oppose two states and agree with Hamas that Israel has no right to exist. 74% of those polled believe that Hamas was “victorious” in the 11-day war with Israel last May and consider “Hamas’s performance/position positive.” Only 11% support Fatah over Hamas. In journalist Khaled Abu Toemeh’s analysis, “The results of the survey are clear. Many Palestinians have been so successfully radicalized by their leaders that they want to see Israel removed from the face of the earth.”

That survey........

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