There are three major reasons why a two-State Solution has never materialized, in spite of previous attempts by several Israeli prime ministers & American presidents. They are Religion, Politics, and of course, the exorbitant personal financial gains to the leaders themselves, proving the need to change the Palestinian leadership, and their national agenda of funding violence to perpetuate the status quo.
By Phillip Pasmanick
The political reasons:
Every attempt to secure an agreement of peace has been refused by Arab leadership.
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- Peace would/should mean the Arab’s end to ‘war/conflict’ with Israel and the Jews. – But that thought is seen as intolerable, unacceptable, even as a total betrayal of beliefs among radical Islamists in the Palestinian Authority.
Middle East expert Dr. Mordechai Kedar explains why the number of Israelis who believe in ‘2-State Solution’ could ‘fit in 2 telephone booths’.
By Mark Langfan and Arutz Sheva Staff
In an exclusive Arutz Sheva interview, Middle East expert Dr. Mordechai Kedar, of Bar-Ilan University’s BESA Center (Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies), dismissed calls for the establishment of a Palestinian Authority state in Judea and Samaria, saying that the number of Israelis who still believe in the “Two-State Solution” can “fit in two telephone booths“.
“And two years from now they will fit into a half of a telephone booth,” he added dryly. Continue Reading »
In NYT op-ed, Danny Danon, a Likud MK & Israel’s Deputy Defense Minister says “2-State Solution” is dead, calls for an alternative “3-State Solution.”
By Ari Soffer
Israel’s Deputy Defense Minister has called on the Israeli government to “annul the Oslo Accords,” and adopt an alternative to the much-touted “Two State Solution” which would see the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
In an op-ed for the New York Times, MK Danny Danon insists that, twenty years after the signing of the Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, “The government of Israel must admit that we made a mistake and declare that the Oslo process has failed.” Continue Reading »
The Jewish rate of growth in the Biblical heartland of Israel is greater than in the rest of the country.
Because of this new information, many supporters of Peace Now are dispirited.
By Gil Ronen
The Jewish population of Judea and Samaria grew by 2.12% in the last six months – faster than the rate of Jewish population growth in the rest of Israel, which is 1.9% annually, reports Israel Hayom.
The Jewish population of Judea and Samaria currently numbers 367,000. In the last six months, this number grew by 7,700, including immigrants and births.
The newspaper noted that the number is particularly impressive when one takes into account the low supply of housing in Judea and Samaria, the rise in housing prices and the fact that in the last year, there have been less construction tenders issued and delays in approval of zoning plans for communities in Judea and Samaria. Continue Reading »
Both, a senior terrorist’s brother & a former terrorist prisoner are invited to address the Knesset.
By Maayana Miskin
Members of Knesset and ministers who support the “two-state solution” and diplomatic talks with the Palestinian Authority have organized a conference that aims to provide a response to the spate of public officials who have recently declared that there is no realistic solution to the Israel-PA conflict on the horizon.
Among the speakers who will appear at the conference Monday are controversial PA figures.
One of the names that stands out is that of Dr. Khalil Shikaki, who directs the Center for Palestinian Policy and Research in Ramallah. Continue Reading »
Yesh Atid chief Lapid says he believes Netanyahu wants a 2-state solution, but until now, hasn’t had the right coalition to advance any peace process.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid voiced his support for resuming peace talks with the Palestinians in excerpts of a Time magazine interview released Thursday, stating that “you make peace with foes, not with friends.”
“Israelis convinced themselves that there is no use in talking to the Palestinians because they’re not to be trusted. I think they’re wrong. I think the Palestinians are not to be trusted and this is exactly why we should talk to them,” Lapid said in the interview. Continue Reading »
Hamas has denied a Saudi report where the terrorist organization has expressed support for a 2-state solution to end the Arab- Israeli conflict.
By Chana Ya’ar
Hamas has denied a Saudi media report the terrorist organization has expressed support for a two-state solution to end the Arab- Israeli conflict.
Jordan’s King Abdullah meets Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal at the Royal Palace in Amman – Reuters
Hamas political bureau chief, Khaled Mashaal, reportedly asked Jordan’s King Abdullah II to inform U.S. President Barack Obama at a meeting at the end of February that Hamas would support the plan, according to Jordanian officials quoted Wednesday by the Al-Sharq newspaper. Continue Reading »
Hamas’ leader urges Arabs to devise united strategy to fight ‘Israeli extremism’ at a joint press conference with visiting Malaysian premier.
Yonatan Gonen, Reuters
Tuesday’s elections in Israel will result in “an even more extreme government,” Hamas Prime Minister in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh said. He called on Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims to devise a united strategy to fight “Israeli extremism.”
Mohamed Kamel Amr with Gaza’s Ismail Haniyeh
Haniyeh spoke during a joint press conference in Gaza City with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is visiting the coastal enclave for the first time. The visit is seen as a political boost for the territory’s once internationally isolated rulers from Hamas. Continue Reading »
Foreign Secretary Hague condemns settlement expansion, says U.S. & EU still need to establish ‘incentives & disincentives’ in regard to any further negotiations.
Britain’s foreign secretary said on Tuesday that prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are almost dead because of expanding settlements in occupied territory, and warned Israel it was losing international support.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague met Defense Minister Ehud Barak in Tel Aviv, Nov ’10 – Photo: AP
Foreign Secretary William Hague spoke as Israelis voted in an election likely to yield a hardline rightist government keener to thicken settlement on land where Palestinians want to establish statehood than seek peace. Continue Reading »