One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse
A provocative approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict--one state for two peoples--that is sure to touch nerves on all sides
The Israeli-Palestinian war has been called the world's most intractable conflict. It is by now a commonplace that the only way to end the violence is to divide the territory in two, and all efforts at a resolution have come down to haggling over who gets what: Will Israel hand over 90 percent of the West Bank or only 60 percent? Will a Palestinian state include any part of Jerusalem?
Clear-eyed, sharply reasoned, and compassionate, One Country proposes a radical alternative: to revive an old and neglected idea of one state shared by two peoples. Ali Abunimah shows how the two are by now so intertwined--geographically and economically--that separation cannot lead to the security Israelis need or the rights Palestinians must have. He reveals the bankruptcy of the two-state approach, takes on the objections and taboos that stand in the way of a binational solution, and demonstrates that sharing the territory will bring benefits for all. The absence of other workable options has only lead to ever greater extremism; it is time, Abunimah suggests, for Palestinians and Israelis to imagine a different future and a different relationship.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mumfie - LibraryThing
This book came to my attention when I read a review as I had myself as an armchair analyst came to the same conclusion proposed in the book, namely that the only possible peaceful solution is a united ... Read full review
ONE COUNTRY: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian ImpasseUser Review - Kirkus
"What will it take to make peace between Israelis and Palestinians?" asks a Palestinian-American journalist. His answer is a bold proposal indeed.Abunimah suggests that Palestinians and Israelis agree ... Read full review
ONE An Impossible Partition
TWO The State of Israel Is Coming to an End
THREE It Could Happen Here
FOUR A United Democratic State in PalestineIsrael
FIVE Learning from South Aftica