Response to Gordon Campbell on the UN Israeli settlements resolutionPosted: January 7, 2017
If the ‘2-state solution’ is a dead duck, Gordon, then what is the solution? Is there a solution? Years ago, Edward Said (d 2003) said that the ‘right of return’ option had never been offered by Israel. Is it too late to offer a welcome to those Palestinians who wish to return to Israel? Those who would come back would challenge a notion that Israel (Zionist/nonzionist?) has no right to exist and would create new hope if actually actioned with safety. The Netanyahu factions in Israel would be put on the defensive. A practical problem involves to what would the Palestinians ‘return’? The neighbourhoods of the displaced Palestinians have been destroyed and replaced with Jewish neighbourhoods.
This has apparently become only a hypothetical solution as I never hear it discussed anymore. Can it be placed on the agenda again?