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Sadly, that debate did a good job at convincing me that the one state solution and two state solution are both unworkable. Uri Avnery does a great job at convincing me that the one state solution is "utopian," but gives little reason to believe that a Palestinian state will be allowed to function at all. Ilan Pappe does a great job at showing the infeasibility of a two-state solution, but does little to prove that Israel will ever accept a binational state. Boy, I feel depressed.
Arianne, I don't think you should despair, the very fact that the debate has reached this level of refraction is in itself evidence of how much closer we are to inevitable change. The present situation is simply unsustainable. Could improve, could worsen, but can't stay the same.Thanks (oops!) Amal for linking this. On my reading of these opening statements Pappe trounces Avnery, who seems in some ways badly out of date. It will be interesting to read their actual debate once it gets transcribed.
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