The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East

The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East

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By (author) Caroline B Glick

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  • Publisher: Crown Forum
  • Format: Hardback | 324 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 236mm x 30mm | 580g
  • Publication date: 4 March 2014
  • ISBN 10: 0385348061
  • ISBN 13: 9780385348065
  • Illustrations note: maps, figures
  • Sales rank: 38,781

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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 and Samaria.

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CAROLINE GLICK is the senior contributing editor to the "Jerusalem Post," where she writes two weekly syndicated columns. Her writing has also been published in leading newspapers and journals, including the "Wall Street Journal," "National Review," the "Journal of International Security Affairs," and "Commentary." She is the director of the Israel Security Project at the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Los Angeles and the adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. In 2009, Glick founded the popular Hebrew media satire website latma.co.il, where she writes a regular blog and serves as editor in chief. She lives in Mevasseret Zion with her family.

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"If you want to understand the Middle East, read this book. If you want to know how our corrupt elites in Washington bungled American policy in the most incendiary region in the world, read this book. The Israeli Solution exposes all the lies we've been spoon fed for a generation and presents an alternative policy for the United States to follow in the Middle East that is clear headed, rational, legal, and moral. The Israeli Solution is simple and just. This is a must read." -Mark Levin, bestselling author of "Liberty and Tyranny "and "The Liberty Amendments " "With skill and boldness, Caroline Glick cuts through the fog of diplomacy surrounding what Israel should do with the West Bank. Her analysis and strategy will cause headaches and palpitations in foreign ministries around the world wedded to the failed 'two-state solution.' It will be a character-building experience for them." -John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations "Written by one of the premier thought leaders and policy visionaries on the Middle East, "The Israeli Solution" is a timely, pragmatic and forthright analysis of the failures of the two-state strategy since World War I. But Glick doesn't stop with analyzing the problem. She provides a solution that is bold, just, and strategically sound, and she says what needs to be said: Israel is the solution, not the problem. Caroline Glick's book is essential reading for us all." -Allen West, former congressman from Florida "Before committing the United States and Israel to yet another generation of futile Middle East peacemaking, everyone interested in bringing genuine and lasting peace to that troubled region owes it to themselves to read and consider Caroline Glick's passionate, well written and well researched case for "The Israeli Solution."" -Mike Pence, Governor of Indiana "The 'two-state solution, ' one which American foreign and counterterrorism policy has been based for over two decades, is a tragic