Pro-Palestine Groups Reject a Two-State Solution

(Ynet News) Alan M. Dershowitz - Several years ago I spoke at the University of California at Irvine, the very same campus where radical Islamic students tried to prevent Israel's ambassador, Professor Michael Oren, from speaking. I first asked for students to raise their hands if they generally support Israel. All the students to my left raised their hands. I then asked how many students supported the Palestinian side. All the students to my right raised their hands. I then asked the pro-Israel group: "How many of you would support a Palestinian state living in peace and without terrorism next to Israel?" Every single pro-Israel hand immediately went up. I then asked how many on the pro-Palestine side would accept a Jewish state within the 1967 borders, with no settlements on territory claimed by the Palestinians. Not a single hand was raised. The debate was essentially over, as everyone recognized that this was not a conflict between pro-Israel and pro-Palestine groups, but rather a conflict between those who would accept a two-state solution and those who would reject any Jewish state anywhere in the Middle East.

2012-05-17 00:00:00

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