Part I - Two Fronts
In January 2011, I wrote an analysis in support of a one-state solution to the on-going Israeli-Palestinian struggle. It is the Israelis themselves who have made the one-state solution the only practicable approach, because their incessant and illegal colonization of the West Bank has simply eliminated all possibility of a viable and truly independent Palestinian state. Israeli behavior has not changed in the past year and so I still stand by the position.
That being said, it is important to point out that even a one-state solution capable of bringing justice to the Palestinians, and in doing so, saving the Jews from the folly of Zionism, will not be possible without worldwide intervention. What is necessary is a struggle on two international fronts:
A) A strong growing international boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel and
B) Growing popular pressure in the United States that forces a change in foreign policy towardIsrael.
Without achieving both of these goals the fate of both Palestinians and Jews looks very bleak indeed.
Part II - Israel Will Try To Prevent A Civil Rights Struggle
The necessity of this two-front international approach was reinforced for me upon reading a speech given by Noam Chomsky in Beirut in May of 2010. When commenting on a one-state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, he made the following points:
1. For the indefinite future, "Israel will continue doing exactly what [its] doing....[taking] the water resources, the valuable land...the Jordan Valley...and send[ing] corridors through the remaining regions to break them up into separated cantons..."
2. In the process the Israeli government will make sure ...