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Arabs suffered colonialism by the English, the french and the Spanish. and during the 40s and 50's their struggle against colonialism (as per their culture) means a struggle for all those under colonialism not only their own countries. Arabs draw a lot of similarities between their situation and the Irish under British rule. Thus after gaining ...


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In the past, there have been more hopeful moments, such as after Oslo. However, one massive problem at the time was the insistence on a right of return. Another way to characterize the situation is that Israel's refusal to allow the Arab Palestinian refugee population to return to their former homes is a massive problem. Regardless of one's sympathy for ...


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Have any credible/influential Palestinian/Arabs indicated that that subject would be up for compromise? Even unofficially? Yes. According to this BBC article: In 2002, Sari Nusseibeh, an academic and former representative of the PLO in Jerusalem controversially proposed a settlement where Palestinian refugees would only be able to return to a Palestinian ...


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The European media enjoy more freedom in criticizing Israel and its action. thus people are more informed. There is no AIPAC equivalent that sensor or pressure the politicians. There is not equivalent of the Zionist-Evangelists in Europe. so people are more informed , and even relate to the pain of the Palestine more (especially in Ireland for example)


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Have any credible/influential Palestinian/Arabs indicated that that subject would be up for compromise? Even unofficially? No. The fundamental principles for Palestinians are The right of return East Jerusalem as a capital the right to resistance https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thawabit


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The United States has 12 million Jewish people, almost twice as many as Israel at 6.5 million, the only country to have more Jewish people than Israel. We also have the greatest percentage of Jewish people than any other country save Israel itself, with 3%. The next closest country is France at 1%. That isn't to say that our approval of Israel has remained ...


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Has anyone covered the water question ? The Jordan river and Sea of Galilee is the largest drinking-water supply in the region (fresh water from the mountains in Lebanon and Syria.) The competition for water between Israel, Syrie and Jordan was one of the reasons for the 1967 war wiki on Sea of Galilee.


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What you are missing here is that your "solution" was tried, prior to 1948. Many if not most of the Zionists who originally settled in Palestine wanted such a state, and even most of those who would have preferred a purely Jewish state did not think it was practical. It was the Arab world which did not want to have a large Jewish population in that area. ...


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I suspect that polling in the Palestinian territories is somewhat iffy to conduct, but what there is shows that there's little support for a (democratic) one-state solution among either of the populations involved. As what the solutions should be, opinions differ based on political & religious affiliations to some extent, but the "one democratic state" ...


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A bi-national, single-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a wonderful ideal, but there are a number of gritty, pragmatic issues that make that ideal utopian and unrealistic. First, Israel was conceived and founded (depending on how one views Judaism) to be either an ethnocracy or a theocracy. Israel is meant to be a homeland for the Jewish ...


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You have to understand what Zionism is about. It is about creating and maintaining a Jewish state. According to Zionism, that requires Jews to be the dominant ethnic group. Most Israeli Jews are Zionists and reject the idea of a binational state because Jewish dominance over it cannot be ensured. The sentiment is well described in this essay by Daniel ...


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A few more details from The Times of Israel... which emphasized some disagreement in the Arab camp, but also some apparent backtracking leading to the consensus statement. “It is important … to come out with a constructive stance, a realistic stance and a positive strategy that goes beyond just condemnation,” UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs ...


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Not only no Arab country supports Trump's peace plan, on February 1st the Arab League stated that it unambiguously rejects it: The Arab League foreign ministers meeting in Cairo said the plan did not meet the minimum aspirations of Palestinians, and the League would not cooperate with the US in implementing it. The ministers affirmed Palestinian ...


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Israel can not accept a bi-national or a single democratic country including Palestinians for the following pragmatic reasons A .Demography Currently Palestinians population is estimated to be 13 million, among which 5 million estimated to be refugees. current Israel population is 8.7 million with 21% among them Arab Israelis (Palestinians who were giving ...


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In theory there could be a secular, multi-ethnic, multi-religious state. In practice that is all but impossible. After the Holocaust, many Jews vowed to live in their own state defended by their own army. I find that desire understandable. Two millenia ago, the Jews were scattered by the Romans from their ancient homelands. People who lived there since ...


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A country that can be a republic - with a constitution - so that the rights of minorities are protected - and there can be a country with multiple religions and ethnicities? That's what Israel already is. Israel is a parliamentary republic with a constitution which protects human rights. It has a significant Arab minority (21%) who have equal rights. It ...


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Does Israel have to be a Jewish state? Yes, Absolutely, Unequivocally, Undeniably Yes. Israel was founded for the almost exclusive purpose of serving as safe haven for Jews sufferring discrimination, racism and outright persecution. While the state of Israel was established following WWII and the Holocaust, The idea and movement of Zionism was formulated ...


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in very simple terms, without a lot of excuses and explanations Israel want to have as much land as possible, while not being responsible for the Arab population, by shoving and ramming them in the tiniest piece/s of land as possible while keeping them surrounded , divided and under Israel thumbs security is just an excuse, they have the strongest Army ...


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Yes, there was such a proposal in the form of the Elon Peace Plan: The plan was originally proposed in 2002 by then-Israeli tourism minister Rabbi Binyamin Elon. It advocates the formal annexation of West Bank and Gaza by Israel, the Palestinians becoming citizens of Jordan, which would become a Palestinian state, with their final status to be negotiated. ...


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Before the Six Day War in 1967, the West Bank (a name given by Jordan to the territories under its control west of the Jordan River) was completely under hostile, enemy control. The width of Israel's heartland, from the sea until the [at the time enemy state of] Jordan was only 9 miles. Also, the West Bank consists of hills and highlands that overlook Tel ...


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Given the complexity and sensitivity of the situation, unambiguous support for any first-proposal agreement would be highly unlikely. The following states from the region offered support for the effort to open negotiations. Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's King Salman reassured the Kingdom's commitment to the Palestinian issue and Palestinian rights, in a ...


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None. Looking through Wikipedia's article on the plan and Al Jazeera's summary, the reactions can be summarized as: Bahrain: noncommittal Egypt: neutral Iraq: no statement Jordan: opposed Kuwait: opposed Lebanon: no statement Oman: no statement Palestine: opposed Qatar: opposed Saudi Arabia: opposed Syria: no statement United Arab Emirates: neutral Yemen: ...


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The idea of Israel controlling the Jordan River valley as part of a long term peace agreement goes back to 1967, just about after the six days war. It was central part of the Allon Plan that was presented to the Israeli government only weeks after the war ended. The goal of the plan was to accommodate for Israeli security by keeping the Judea and Samaria ...


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Following the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, Hamas gained power there. Hamas and other militant groups received shipments of foreign rockets and other weapons, largely from Iran. Such rockets were frequently fired into Israel over the ensuing years. Israel is eager not to repeat this experience with respect to the West Bank. If a similar arsenal of ...


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