Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Netanyahu

Netanyahu defied his optimistic liberal critics (and the last pre-election polls) to score what looks like a major comeback. It's still not clear that he will retain power, but it look much more likely than it did a few days ago.

Netanyahu disavowed the so-called two-state solution to the Palestinian question during his campaign, despite having previously signed up for it. Since that two-state idea is pretty much the only thing the international community has considered, it invites the question, "What now?"

I only see two alternatives: either one-state, with one person, one vote, or apartheid, with the Palestinians remaining a virtually imprisoned people with no say in their future.

I am pretty sure that neither Netanyahu nor most Zionists would accept the implications of a democratic one-state solution. Palestinians might not like it much either.

Are there other alternatives?