The headlines this week reeked of déjà vu, reminiscent of previous confrontations and intifadas, as conditions on the ground in Gaza are becoming more and more similar to those that preceded the 2014 war.19:05 05.02.16 | 4 comments
Palestinians alone should decide their future, but I would support either a one or two state solution. Unfortunately for the short-term, a one state solution will subject the Palestinians to more oppression by Israeli leaders and settlers. Palestinians will not be given equality. More land will be taken by settlers and travel restrictions will persist. That should bring more world pressure for justice within Israel. The two state solution gives the Palestinians more immediate relief. However if Israel keeps the settlements, the exclusive road system built for settlers and military occupation of the Jericho valley, then a two state solution is meaningless. Israel must withdraw fully from the West Bank and grant full independence to the West Bank and Gaza with travel allowed between the West Bank and Gaza.