July 29, 2012
Is The Two-State Solution Doable?
Is the two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians doable? Dani Dayan, Chairman of the Yesha Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria, thinks not. Seth Mandel thinks otherwise. The NYT published a strongly worded Op-Ed this week by Dani Dayan, under the title "Israel's Settlers are here to stay." Seth Mandel, in an article in Commentary Magazine, called his comments "wrongheaded." Mandel accused him of ignoring "both an accepted reality and the Palestinian people." Dayan has every right to ignore or even reject, both. Mandel further complained that "two of his ideas contained in the op-ed would be, if accepted, detrimental to the American foreign policy doctrine that results in such steadfast American support for Israel." I beg to differ for reasons set out below. Mandel writes: "First and foremost, a majority of Israelis (usually around the 60 percent mark, sometimes higher) consistently support...(Read Full Post)