Palestine: One State Solution?

Who is afraid of the one-state solution in the Palestinian-Israeli crisis, asks Palestinian blogger Leila Haddad. For her answer, click here.

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  • Jason Paz

    Our Hatreds Cripple Us

    There was a trading town in Africa with all stores owned by whites and Indians. The native black people constituted the consuming public.
    During a period of unrest, the blacks threw out the merchants and looted the shops. A month later the supplies ran out and the blacks returned to the stores. To their amazement the shelves were empty.
    The Arab/Israeli citizens had rising expectations. They had voting and property rights. They spoke Hebrew and could enjoy many social services shared with the Jews. Since by law they could not serve in the IDF, the nation prohibited them from good-paying jobs [the same applies to Jews].
    Traditionally, Arabs from the occupied territories could live in Israel or commute daily for job opportunities.
    Although the Palestinians in the main had a better life than most had in the Arab World, nobody can tolerate the rule of outsiders.
    This is understandable, but it has led to 60 years of turmoil and war. Three generations have squandered their chance to raise their children to participate fully and freely in a democratic life. Instead, we live in Police States where violence has the people by the throat.
    Nobody will lift us from this bondage, because the slave boss is the hatred in our hearts we hold for one another.
    Undoubtedly, this sad situation will continue.
    Maybe, we will learn that hatred is an easy but unproductive path. Maybe, we will think to allow our children to walk the path of liberty and human dignity. Only we can decide.

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