The Preferred Option: Israeli Sovereignty over Judea and Samaria

Yoel Meltzer
Nearly every time I suggest to someone that Israel needs to declare complete sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, I am bombarded with doubts and accusations - "Are you crazy, it can't be done!"  "What will the world say?",  "America will not allow us", "We'll be boycotted and perhaps attacked", "We'll lose the Jewish majority in Israel", etc, etc.Although it's true that it's a complicated issue, my initial response to the valid concerns is to temporarily change the subject.  Thus, rather than addressing each point I bring up the feasibility of the current two-state solution since as they say, "the best defense is a good offense".   The conversation usually goes something like this:"After nearly twenty years of trying to reach an accord with the Arabs via all the various forms of more or less the same Oslo approach, a period that witnessed numerous Israeli "good-will gestures" as well as...(Read Full Post)

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