Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"The one-state solution is a dangerous and mistaken illusion.
I believe that the State of Israel is the self determination of the Jewish Nation, a state for all citizens, and a state which grants communal rights to National minorities within it. Just as I defend Israel’s right to exist, despite my criticism, I also struggle for the establishment of a Palestinian state that will put into practice Palestinians’ right to Statehood.
The demand to release Palestinians from the oppression of the Occupation is not only a human rights demand. Rather, it is a demand for the end of the conflict, for a division of land based on an agreement, in the spirit of the Arab League and Geneva Initiatives. The suggestion to establish one state, both when it comes from the radical left or from the right, will not only deter from reaching peace but will establish a new conflict over control over the one state.
Unlike them, I want to end the occupation, but not to end the state of Israel. I want to change the state I’m living it, but I don’t want to give up our independence. I believe that the Palestinians wouldn’t want to give up the hope for their own nation-state as well. According to a recent poll conducted by the Hebrew University, this understanding is shared by a majority in both societies.”
"Is It Time to Move On to the One-State Solution?" 972mag.com, Feb. 13, 2011
Experts Members of Congress, Ambassadors, Consul Generals, heads of government, heads of major government organizations, members of legislative bodies, and PhD's with significant involvement in, or related to, the Palestinian - Israeli conflict. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Member (New Movement-Meretz party), Israeli Knesset 18, 2011-present