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: 34,479

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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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"The most comprehensive and articulate defense of what the Israeli position is that I have ever seen." -Pat Robertson, "The 700 Club" "A radical break with current thinking that has a chance to completely change the conversation for the betterment of Israel and America...Glick proposes that given an enemy that has been dedicated to nothing less than the annihilation of Israel, in order to defend its borders and continue to flourish, Israel must claim its sovereignty over Judea and Samaria and grant all Palestinians, subject to Israeli law, with permanent residency and the ability to apply for full citizenship...Every person who cares about the fate of the West, regardless of political orientation, will gain something from reading Glick's lucid, thoroughly researched and thought-provoking book." "-The Blaze" ""The Israeli Solution" will bring the one-state alternative out of the margins and into the mainstream policy debate." "-Breitbart " "A bold, dramatic proposal, cleanly crafted and effectively argued...Given Caroline Glick's background, she is expertly placed to provide insight into why the two-state concept may have been flawed from its birth." "-The Jerusalem Post" "Cuts through all the relativistic baloney regarding the Palestinian controversy and provides a comprehensive explanation for why it is vital for supporters of Israel not go wobbly now. If there is a single new book that can help the public make sense of the Mideast crisis, this is it...Caroline Glick makes a convincing case that the only way to move toward peace in the Middle East is through the one-state plan" "-The American Spectator " ""The Israeli Solution" is a realistic solution because it does not promise to create a new Middle East, assure us that terrorists will become statesmen or breezily offer an end to a hatred that has existed for over a thousand years...Instead she offers the real solution of managing the conflict by taking responsibility for thep