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A manifesto that exposes the flaws in the two-state policy of the United States toward Israel and the Palestinians and
offers a direct and powerful call for Israeli sovereignty in the region.
The reigning consensus in elite and academic circles is that the United States must seek to resolve the Palestinians'
conflict with Israel by implementing the so-called two-state solution. Establishing a Palestinian state, so the thinking
goes, would be a panacea for all the region’s ills. It would end the Arab world’s conflict with Israel, because the
reason the Arab world is anti-Israel is that there is no Palestinian state. It would also nearly erase the principal
cause of the violent extremism in the rest of the Middle East.
In a time when American politics are marked by partisan gridlock, the two-state solution stands out for its ability to
attract supporters from both sides of the ideological divide. But the great irony is that it is one of the most
irrational and failed policies the United States has ever adopted.
Between 1970 and 2013, the United States presented nine different peace plans for Israel and the Palestinians, and for
the past twenty years, the two state solution has been the centerpiece of U.S. Middle East policy. But despite this
laser focus, American efforts to implement a two-state peace deal have failed—and with each new attempt, the Middle East
has become less stable, more violent, more radicalized, and more inimical to democratic values and interests.
In The Israeli Solution, Caroline Glick, senior contributing editor to the Jerusalem Post, examines the history
and misconceptions behind the two-state policy, most notably:
- The huge errors made in counting the actual numbers of Jews and Arabs in the region. The 1997 Palestinian Census, upon
which most two-state policy is based, wildly exaggerated the numbers of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza.
- Neglect of the long history of Palestinian anti-Semitism, refusal to negotiate in good faith, terrorism, and denial of
Israel’s right to exist.
- Disregard for Israel’s stronger claims to territorial sovereignty under international law, as well as the long history
of Jewish presence in the region.
- Indifference to polling data that shows the Palestinian people admire Israeli society and governance. Despite a
half-century of domestic and international terrorism, anti-semitism, and military attacks from regional neighbors who
reject its right to exist, Israel has thrived as the Middle East’s lone democracy.
After a century spent chasing a two-state policy that hasn’t brought the Israelis and Palestinians any closer to peace,
The Israeli Solution offers an alternative path to stability in the Middle East based on Israeli sovereignty over Judea