Long term goals vs immediate goals - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Leo
    • 29.04.13 | 12:13 (IDT)

    Ok: let's dream the dream. One state for two (or more) people, with equal rights. But you can even dream a better dream: a country for all the people, living in justice and peace, with no state at all. And I am the first one willing to dream the dream. So now back to reality: how do you get there ? Most people (Israelis and Palestinians) still believe that an independent national state suits better their own interests -- for wrong reasons in the long term --, but they are the majority. Two state for two people is the only serious current option. You'll find even less people willing to consider the next step (no state at all). So the immediate goal for both Palestinians and Israelis should be for the Palestinians to have their own state, and not the kind the US gave the surviving Indians. Then the two sovereign states can decide, hopefully democratically, whether or not to form one. Since the Palestinians are not sovereign in their own land, they are not in a position to decide; therefore, they must have their state before.

    from the article: Time to be single-minded
    First published 00:55 28.04.13 | Last updated 00:55 28.04.13
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