Feb 25 2017
A single state that would be agreeable to both sides isn't the "ultimate deal" of Trump's imaginings; it's the ultimate fantasy. "I can live with either one", Trump said.
Foreign policy analysts were quick to mock the poor guy for his obvious lack of knowledge: "One state - an impossibility".
The peace talks between Israel and Palestine have been stalled since April 2014.
There is no possibility of a two-state solution under current - or any foreseeable future - circumstances. As a result, Netanyahu has been forced again and again to pay lip service to the very idea-a Palestinian state-he had made his name opposing. Bennett argued that regional security risks and the decline of the nation-state meant the responsible option was for Israel to permit Palestinian "autonomy" in some areas, while "applying Israeli law and asserting national sovereignty" in settlements that will formally annex land.
Netanyahu, who was on an official visit to Australia, told journalists that he would only accept a Palestinian autonomous state in which Israel has the main security control over all Palestinian territories.
In Israel, Netanyahu's far-right Likud party has opposed the two-state solution, preferring instead one, Jewish, state. One could reasonably argue that it was only an opening negotiating tactic by Netanyahu, one aimed at appeasing the right-wing members of his coalition. It was only when reporters started asking questions that both leaders responded. Nevertheless, his silence, in tandem with his remarks after Jews were specifically targeted by one of the Paris Islamic jihadist terrorists, also suggests he views anti-Semitic attacks primarily as evidence of a shrinking "gray zone" which will benefit Israel by providing greater political and economic support from American Jews and other potential victims.
As of 2012, Israeli authorities put the Arab population of the West Bank at roughly 2.7 million. When someone asks me about my citizenship, it sparks confusion: I am a Palestinian living in East Jerusalem with a residency permit, along with an Israeli-issued travel document and a temporary Jordanian passport.
The United States should renew its commitment to the two-state solution and opposition to new Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
As Israel pushes for more settlements, younger Palestinians are talking more and more of pressing for one binational state in which they have equal voting rights with Israeli Jews. Aside from concerns about the implications for Israel, they say, that could make it less attractive to more liberal Jews, who already are drifting away from the community and are increasingly critical of Israel's policies.
So a one-state solution satisfies neither side.
Yet keeping the two-state concept on life support was still a valuable strategy for two key reasons.
Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers clashed with Palestinian protesters on Friday in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on the anniversary of a 1994 massacre carried out by a far-right Jewish settler.
Such a solution would effectively be an apartheid state.
In a more pragmatic argument, academic Padraig O'Malley has claimed that the Israeli army could not be relied on to enforce the closure of Israeli settlements in Palestine if a two-state solution was agreed.
Feb 24 2017
Alaves hope to extend deal for Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente
Madrid travel to Valencia in La Liga on Wednesday for one of their two games in hand on title rivals Barcelona and Sevilla. Real Madrid's hopes of extending their lead at the top of the Spanish Liga were hit by a 2-1 defeat at Valencia tonight.
Feb 23 2017
How to Impress Your New Boss If He's NBA Legend Magic Johnson
Lakers went ahead and Name the Greatest Laker Ever Magic Johnson to President of Basketball Operations . Now let's say that the mock draft is 100% accurate and the Lakers draft Josh Jackson.
Feb 21 2017
Portal, Half-Life 2 co-writer Erik Wolpaw has left Valve
Along with no official announcement from Valve, there's now no statement from Wolpaw on why he left. Wolpaw's credits include Half-Life 2: Episodes 1 and 2, Portal and both Left 4 Dead games.
Feb 21 2017
Protests as British MPs clash on Trump visit
Journalist and anti-Trump activist Owen Jones predicted that it could draw the "biggest protest in British history", The Independent reports .
Feb 20 2017
Carmelo Anthony canceled trip for 10th All-Star appearance, but he's enjoying it
Derrick Rose could be traded, provided the team receiving him does not have a player with his rookie contract extension . Anthony held out hope that he would be selected as an Eastern Conference reserve, but that also didn't come to fruition.
Feb 20 2017
Man critically injured by shark on Great Barrier Reef
Mr Ballantyne will be flying to be by his friend's side tomorrow - and to help support his friend's partner Jessie Janssen. The Concord Register reported that Dickson's friends rushed him to the mainland town of Cardwell, which was 30 kms away.
Feb 20 2017
Darrelle Revis turns himself in to Pittsburgh authorities
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is in legal trouble after a confrontation last Sunday on the streets of Pittsburgh. According to the police statement, " At some point , Revis snatched the cellphone away and attempted to delete the video".
Feb 19 2017
Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics: Instant Analysis, Highlights
His activity around the rim was huge for the Bulls , as he finished with 15 points and eight rebounds with two blocked shots. The Bulls won't play until next Friday when they host the Suns before traveling to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers Saturday.
Feb 18 2017
Former Alabama running back Trent Richardson charged with domestic violence
Richardson spent the 2015 preseason with the Oakland Raiders and 2016 with the Baltimore Ravens, but didn't make either team. A police statement says officers received a call about yelling coming from a guest room at a hotel Thursday night.
Feb 17 2017
Texas police officer saves restaurant from burning vehicle
He was able to get his wife and daughter out of the truck safely before it burst into flames. The officer then pushed the truck out of the drive-thru line and away from the restaurant.
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