As it is, too much of Israel is poor and undereducated. Annexing the West Bank would make the problem many times worse.
The demographic and national-defense paradigms that still frame much of the Israeli debate are archaic: They ignore that even without the millions of poorly skilled and educated Palestinians, Israel is on an unsustainable socioeconomic trajectory.
'United Israel' would mean perpetual civil war, apartheid and socioeconomic implosion. Annexation would sully the people – Jews and Arabs alike.
In a typical Anglo-Saxon speech there’s always a villain. In John Kerry's it was Netanyahu's kingdom of evil.
After World War II, a group of idealistic Americans, believers in peace, sought a rapprochement with the Kremlin rather than a confrontation. Sound familiar?
Racism and chauvinism, regardless of which side they come from, destroy every bit of gray matter in the human brain
Anyone ever expecting Israel to end the occupation, either voluntarily or via international pressure, needs to think again. We are on course to become a binational state, and Jews should plan accordingly.
You can’t argue that the Palestinians aren’t an integral part of greater Israel; occupied and dispossessed, but integral.
The two-state solution is dead. The alternative? Jews and Arabs should be Israelis together.
An answer to the minister who has come this close to accusing me of treason.