The Two-State Solution



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38 Promiment Israelis support, seek, and organize for a two-state solution

The two-state solution has been a cornerstone of American foreign policy for decades and is the only way to achieve peace and security for Israel and the Palestinians. The two-state solution is also supported by an overwhelming number of Israelis - check out some of these prominent and leading Israeli advocates for the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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  • In response to a recent New York Times op-ed by settler leader Dani Dayan proclaiming the end of the two-state solution, J Street supporters responded with hundreds of letters in support of two states.

  • Israel's own military experts dismiss the notion that a two-state solution would leave Israel with indefensible borders. As former IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz put it in 2011, "Any border the political echelon sets as the State of Israel's border is a border that the Israel Defense Forces would be capable of defending." [1]
    [1] Reuters, May 29, 2011: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/29/us-palestinians-israel-border-analysis-idUSTRE74S0VR20110529

  • Failure is not an option. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak spelled out the consequences of failing to reach a two-state solution back in 2012: “The simple truth is, if there is one state” including Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, “it will have to be either binational or undemocratic. … if this bloc of millions of Palestinians cannot vote, that will be an apartheid state.
    Associated Press, February 3, 2010: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/02/barak-peace-with-palestin_n_446381.html

  • There is a credible Palestinian partner for peace. You don't take our word for it, take the words of President Shimon Peres[1], former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert [2] and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni[3] who all have expressed confidence that the current Palestinian Authority leadership is a partner for peace.
    [1] Haaretz, April 23,2012: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/peres-to-haaretz-israel-could-reach-a-peace-deal-with-abbas-1.425899
    [2] JPOST March 27, 2012: http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=263689
    [3] Globes, December 11, 2011: http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000705741&fid=1725

  • Israelis support a two-state solution: Fifty-eight percent of Israelis support a two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict within the framework put forward by President Clinton; this support has grown significantly in the past two years. [1]
    [1] http://www.geneva-accord.org/mainmenu/new-joint-poll-december-2011-support-for-the-geneva-initiative-significantly-increased