If Benjamin Netanyahu doesn’t want a two state solution in the land of Palestine, then Israel and Palestine will become a one state solution under the Israeli flag.
An estimated 6.08 million Palestinians live in Palestine and Israel. An estimated 4.68 million live in Gaza and West Bank.
Israel has an estimated population of 8.3 million, of which seventy-five percent are Jews (6.2 million); twenty-one percent Arab and 4 percent other.
It is predicted by the year 2020, that Palestinians will outnumber Jews.
If Benjamin Netanyahu wants a Jewish State, then he can’t have one with a two state solution. He’s not going to convert 6.08 Palestinians to Judaism.
If Israel remains a democracy under a one state solution, then Palestinian-Israelis will have an equal vote on all matters of public and private interests. They’ll be able to run for public office – even run for a parliamentary position in the knesset, run for president or prime minister of Israel. They’ll win, because they’ll have the majority vote.
That’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s conundrum.
Calling for a one state solution was a delaying tactic, while he secures all of the Palestinian real estate he wants, before he concedes to the two state solution that the Palestinians and the world want. By that time, he will have his perfect Jewish state, and the Palestinians in Gaza and West Bank will be left with the spoils. He is not interested in peace until he gets all the land he needs to make that perfect Jewish state. Then he’ll go to the negotiating table with demands that the Palestinians be under the watchful eye of Israel, meaning no sea space, no air space, no commerce, no nothing until such time they behave like good little slaves and stop protesting their fate.
He knew in advance that if dug his heels in on a one state solution, the world would throw up their collective hands in exasperation and walk away.
His plan won’t work say the world. But it is working – right under the nose of the world.
“Palestine” by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – new book
Amir Taheri wrote a book report on “Palestine” that appeared in the New York Post on August 1, 2015 | 3:00pm
He was sent a copy of the book from a friend in Iran.
Reading Taheri’s abstract of the book, it struck me that what Ayatolla Ali Khamenei wants for the region is almost the same that Israel wants, right down to the strategies used to get there, only in the reverse – except for one thing. “All Palestinians and their descendants, wherever they are [in the world], would be able to vote, while Jews “who have come from other places” would be excluded.”
Maybe Benjamin Netanyahu has already thought of this, and that’s why he isn’t worried that his one state solution – meaning Israel reigns – won’t result in a Palestinian majority by the year 2020. A Jewish state was formed originally so that all Jews worldwide would have a place they call home. So if all Jews worldwide can vote in Israeli elections, that would seal the deal for essentially keeping Palestinians out of the major political runs, excepting local elections. Palestinians would be a protected minority; whereas with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s plan, the Israelis would be the protected minority.
It’s strange how devious minds think alike, right down to the details.
Although the book is only sold in Iran now, I’ll bet a lot of people would love to read it, including me. Take a look at Tamir’s ‘book report’ – very interesting and well done.