A landmark manifesto issuing a bold call for a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestine conflict.
The reigning consensus in elite and academic circles is that the United States must seek to resolve the Palestinians' conflict with Israel by implementing the so-called two-state solution. Establishing a Palestinian state, so the thinking goes, would be a panacea for all the region’s ills. In a time of partisan gridlock, the two-state solution stands out for its ability to attract supporters from both sides of America's ideological divide. But the great irony is that it is one of the most irrational and failed policies the United States has ever adopted.
Between 1970 and 2013, the United States presented nine different peace plans for Israel and the Palestinians, and for the past twenty years, the two state solution has been the centerpiece of U.S. Middle East policy. But despite this laser focus, American efforts to implement a two-state peace deal have failed—and with each new attempt, the Middle East has become less stable, more violent, more radicalized, and more inimical to democratic values and interests.
In The Israeli Solution, Caroline Glick, senior contributing editor to the Jerusalem Post, examines the history and misconceptions behind the two-state policy, most notably:
- The huge errors made in counting the actual numbers of Jews and Arabs in the region. The 1997 Palestinian Census, upon which most two-state policy is based, wildly exaggerated the numbers of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza.
- Neglect of the long history of Palestinian anti-Semitism, refusal to negotiate in good faith, terrorism, and denial of Israel’s right to exist.
- Disregard for Israel’s stronger claims to territorial sovereignty under international law, as well as the long history of Jewish presence in the region.
- Indifference to polling data that shows the Palestinian people admire Israeli society and governance. Despite a half-century of domestic and international terrorism, anti-semitism, and military attacks from regional neighbors who reject its right to exist, Israel has thrived as the Middle East’s lone democracy.
After a century spent chasing a two-state policy that hasn’t brought the Israelis and Palestinians any closer to peace, The Israeli Solution offers an alternative path to stability in the Middle East based on Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.
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About the Author
CAROLINE GLICK is the senior contributing editor to the Jerusalem Post, where she writes two weekly syndicated columns. Her writing has also been published in leading newspapers and journals, including the Wall Street Journal, National Review, the Journal of International Security Affairs, and Commentary. She is the director of the Israel Security Project at the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Los Angeles and the adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. In 2009, Glick founded the popular Hebrew media satire website latma.co.il, where she writes a regular blog and serves as editor in chief. She lives in Mevasseret Zion with her family.
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Table of Contents
Part I The Middle East's Beloved Chimera
Chapter 1 A Bipartisan Pipe Dream 3
Chapter 2 Clinton's Legacy of Blind Faith 15
Chapter 3 Haj Amin El-Husseini and the Forgotten Lessons of the British Mandate for Palestine, 1917-1948 24
Chapter 4 Yassir Arafat: The World's Favorite Terrorist 49
Chapter 5 Phony Reformers and Totalitarian Democrats 67
Chapter 6 Dumbing Down U.S. Foreign Policy 85
Part II The Israeli One-State Plan
Chapter 7 Introducing the Plan 109
Chapter 8 The Demographic Time Bomb is a Dud 122
Chapter 9 A Record of Success 136
Chapter 10 Welcome to Palestine 144
Chapter 11 Welcome to Israel 155
Chapter 12 The Legitimate Sovereign, Not an Occupying Power 164
Chapter 13 The Indigenous People, Not Colonial Usurpers 179
Part III Probable Fallout
Chapter 14 Likely Palestinian Responses 195
Chapter 15 Likely Regional Responses 205
Chapter 16 Likely European Responses 221
Chapter 17 Does The Israeli One-State Plan Make Sense for Israel? 235
Chapter 18 America, Israel, and the One-State Plan 246
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Full of history, politics, and research, this book will explain to readers what Israel is all about. From pre-World War I to modern day, Glick explains what international laws have been passed and ignored through the ages. Other countries' political makeups are also detailed. Readers will learn about Egypt, Syria, Iran, and other places. Leaders and terrorists are detailed. Media broadcasts and educational propaganda in other cultures are expounded upon in translations / quotes. Broken up into three sections with an extremely useful table-of-contents, this makes a great reference book. There are terror events recorded and hateful quotes inserted. This is not a book for the faint-of-heart but it does give an honest account of the news surrounding Israel. Glick also gives chapters where she discusses what she predicts for the future in Israel.
Great read! Makes so much since....any friend of Israel should read this book.
Brilliant book. Very interesting, well-written-- LOVED it!