Analysis & Opinions - American Interest

Trump and the Promised Land

| Mar. 31, 2017

Michael Herzog concluded his recent insider analysis of the most recent Israeli-Palestinian peace process failure by warning, "No one really knows when the window for a two-state solution will close, but one day it will. Continued stalemate after three failed attempts to reach a deal accelerates the closing of this window and endangers Israel's future as a Jewish, democratic state." He's right: The two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is on life-support and does not have that much time left before the Palestinians permanently reject themselves out of any state and Israel settles itself out of a Jewish and democratic future. There is no specific deadline, and a few more years will not make a decisive difference, but the two-state solution will be hard-pressed to survive eight or even perhaps four more years of stasis....

 

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For Academic Citation: Freilich, Chuck.“Trump and the Promised Land.” American Interest, March 31, 2017.