Many Palestinian activists have advocated the one-state solution for many years now. Transforming Israel-Palestine into a single state would grant full citizenship to all residents. Israel opposes it because it would likely result in an Arab majority and end the anti-democratic reign of theocracy in the Israeli state.
What will it take for the idea of a two-state solution, which was hardly practical to begin with, to be completely abandoned? Every realistic assessment of the situation on the ground indicates, with palpable clarity, that there can never be a viable Palestinian state in parts of the West Bank and Gaza.
Politically, the idea is also untenable. Those who are still marketing the two-state solution — less enthusiastically now as compared with the euphoria of 20 years ago — are paralyzed in the face of the Israeli-American onslaught on any attempt at making “Palestine” a tangible reality.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) of Mahmoud Abbas is still busy compiling more symbolic recognitions of a state that, at best, exists in the dusty files…
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