Two State Solution Is Immoral, Racist And Inhumane To The Arabs
I wouldn’t wish the Two State Solution on my worst enemies. Yet that is what leftist organizations in Israel and abroad are doing – wishing the Two State Solution on our neighbours. They cry out for us to stop the “occupation”, arguing that the occupation is immoral and oppressive to the Arabs living in the Palestinian Authority (PA). They want us to separate from the Palestinian Arabs, with them on one side of a permanent border and us on the other side. They claim that this is the only humane way to preserve the Jewish majority and democracy in Israel and at the same time provide the Palestinian Arabs with the autonomy to which they think they have some kind of right.
Yet the autonomy they offer is a sub-state. Granted, it would be called The State of Palestine, but it would not patrol its own border with Jordan, for example, (Israel would) and it will not be allowed to have an army. Whether or not it will have an airport remains to be seen, and the huge numbers of currently internationally recognized “refugees” will not be allowed in. The only way for the PA to sign such a humiliating “peace treaty” would be for the Arabs to finally accept that they were defeated by Israel in 1967. If this is the deal, then it will be largely a capitulation by the Arabs, largely a unilateral deal not all that different from when we unilaterally left Gaza.
And we only have to look to Gaza to see what is immoral, racist and inhumane to the Arabs living there after we divorced them.
We got out of Gaza, set up a clear boundary, left functioning greenhouses in the hands of Arabs who knew how to maintain them, continued to let in tons of medicines and food and other goods all the time, even as rockets rained down upon our civilians in 2014 (and other times). We supply electricity and water they do not pay for. This is our alimony payments for separating our fate from theirs.
But Hamas siphons off of humanitarian aide for the purposes of building terror tunnels and arming themselves with rockets and other weaponry. Hamas throws homosexuals from rooftops and kills or tortures rival Fatah members to settle political scores. The oppressive regime of Hamas keeps civilians unemployed, poor and lacking in civil liberties. And they find a way to blame Israel for their own crimes against their own people.
Why does anyone think it would be any different in Judea & Samaria (J&S) were we to leave? And I am NOT talking about Israel’s security and I am NOT talking about us leaving our holy sites in their hands (even though I am against this) — I am talking about the humanitarian crisis that would characterize the lives of those left behind the wall that would mark the permanent border between us and them.
We Jews are bleeding hearts. But some of us are hypocrites.
When I tell leftist friends how the PA is exploiting and abusing the Arabs for whom it is supposed to be laying the foundations for a state, they tell me that what the PA does is none of our business — we have to end the “occupation” and leave them to their own devices. Them there and us here! Yet some of these same Israeli leftists cried out for Israel to take in Syrian refugee kids or families not so long ago. These same leftists accuse Israel of maintaining a blockade against Gaza even as trucks take in tons of goods daily, crying crocodile tears over a humanitarian crisis without being willing to name the real reason for it.
These bleeding hearts seem willing to leave the Arabs in Gaza and in J&S to suffer a fate that may turn out to be not so different from what we see happening in Syria. All in the name of ending a so-called “occupation”.
If we believe people like Habib, who claims that there were more freedoms under Israeli civil and military administration before the Oslo Accords than there are now, we should be apprehensive of the Two State Solution because it will mean leaving him and others like him at the mercy of an exploitative and oppressive leadership that cares nothing for the good of the common folk. Now is THAT what people who care about people do?