Some other bi-national states that worked, until they imploded - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Aharon
    • 07.09.09 | 04:44 (IDT)

    Jews & Palestinians, religiously, culturally, linguistically different, in a bi-national state? Let's look at some recent models of bi-national states that imploded: Yugoslavia where the Orthodox Serbs slaughtered the Catholic Croats and Muslim Bosnians in "revenge" for the carnage the Croats and Bosnians visited upon the Serbs in WW2. Or Czechoslovakia, which is no more, as the Czechs and Slovaks couldn't get along. Now peaceful Belgium is coming apart along ethno-national lines. And in the Middle East, not a single bi-national state exists: Just Arab nationalists subjugating non-Arabs (Kurds, Assyrians, Copts, Berbers). A bi-national state is no solution, just the start of a bloody civil war that would leave tens or hundreds of thousands dead "west of the Jordan River." No thanks!

    from the article: Carter: Palestinians seriously weighing one-state solution
    First published 19:49 06.09.09 | Last updated 20:31 06.09.09
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