The Failure of the Two-State Solution: The Prospects of One State in the Israel-Palestine Conflict
Diplomats, politicians and activists alike have long laboured under the assumption that a two-state solution is the only path to peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. But as this goal has not come to fruition, and the ever-elusive scepter of peace slips further from reach, violence and instability deepen. This book discusses another - until recently unthinkable - option: a single bi-national state in Israel-Palestine, with all inhabitants sharing in equal rights and citizenship, regardless of ethnicity or faith. It is the first rigorous exploration of this innovative and controversial alternative that has entered the discourse surrounding the peace process. With scholars from both sides of the conflict analysing the possibility of a one-state solution and the shortcomings of the two-state track, this is an important and ground-breaking book for students of Politics, International Relations, Peace Studies and Middle East Studies and all interested in the resolution of this intractable conflict. Contributors include Omar Barghouti, Nadia Hijab, Gharda Karmi, Ilan Pappe, Gabriel Piterberg, Virginia Tilley and Husam Zomlot.
Table of Contents
The Failure of the Two-State Solution and Delimiting the One-State Idea
Hani A. Faris
Part I: Is the Two-State Settlement Feasible?
The Deeper Politics of Jewish Settlements
A Racialised Space: The Future of Jerusalem
Building a Palestinian State Under Occupation: Reassessing the Oslo Process
Husam Said Zomlot
Is the Two-State Settlement Still Viable? An Overall Assessment of the Present Situation
Naseer H. Aruri
Israel’s War on Gaza: Zionism’s Pyrrhic Victory?
Part II: Ideologies and the Idea of a Historic Settlement
Deconstructing the Zionist Settler Narrative and Constructing an Alternative
In the Golden Age of Constantinian Judaism: The Future of the Indigenous Jewish Prophetic: Israel, Ethnic Particularism and Universalist Values
Marc H. Ellis
Challenging the Consensus Favouring the Two-State Model
A Blueprint for a One-State Movement: A Troubled History
Part III: Practicalities in the Search for a Resolution of the Conflict
The Rights of Palestinian Refugees and Territorial Solutions in Historic Palestine
Susan M. Akram
The Geographic and Demographic Imperatives of a Single State
Salman H. Abu Sitta
Mizrahi Feminism and the Question of Palestine: Two States or One?
Part IV: Mobilising for a Solution
Mobilising Palestinians in Support of One State
George E. Bisharat
Mobilising Israel and the World Jewry for the One-State Solution
Palestinians in Israel and Binationalism: Escape from the Impasse
Reversing Defeat Through Non-violent Power
Building Movements for the One-State Solution in Palestine and the Arab World
Awakening the American Conscience about Israel/Palestine
Building an International Movement to Promote the One-State Solution
- Board of Directors
- Conference on the Arab Uprisings: Accomplishments, Failures & Prospects.
- Conference on The Arab Revolts: Causes, Dynamics, Effects
- Conference on Litigating Palestine: Can Courts Secure Palestinian Rights?
- Conference on the One State for Palestine / Israel
- Conference on The Right of Return
- Open Letter to President Mahmoud Abbas
- Fact Sheets
- Website Links
- Publications: Select Books and Articles
- Select Bibliography on the Palestinian / Israeli Conflict
- Announcements, Political Comments and Breaking News
- TARI News