Saving Israel From Itself--The American Conservative MagazineSubmitted by bobbyw24 on Tue, 05/19/2009 - 06:36
Saving Israel From Itself
The two-state solution is the only way to guarantee the Jewish state’s long-term security—and our own.
by John J. Mearsheimer - The American Conservative Magazine
The United States and Israel fundamentally disagree about the need to establish a Palestinian state living side by side with Israel. President Obama is committed to a two-state solution, while Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu is opposed and has been for many years. To avoid a direct confrontation with Washington, Netanyahu will probably change his rhetoric and talk favorably about two states. But that will not affect Israel’s actions. The never-ending peace process will go on, Israel will continue building settlements, and the Palestinians will remain locked up in a handful of impoverished enclaves in the West Bank and Gaza. Anticipating this outcome, Obama has told Congress to expect a clash with Israel.