Paper - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Time to Decide and Act

  • Dan Meridor
| January 5, 2017

A Call for an Israeli Initiative

Israel’s success in the face of extraordinary odds is undeniable, writes former Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor. In security, prosperity, democratic rights, innovation, and education, it is an exemplar for the region. But staying the course that Israel has followed the last 50 years, Meridor warns, entails an existential threat to Israel, because it will lead to a one-state reality. In the meantime, Israel is losing the moral high ground and seriously risking its international standing. What should Israel do to halt this internal and external deterioration?

Meridor proposes a new Israeli policy that will change the present course. It will disable the “one state solution” and enhance a “two state solution,” reviving the credibility of Israel’s declared policy of reaching a reasonable solution and returning clarity and justice to the Zionist cause.

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For Academic Citation: Meridor, Dan. "Time to Decide and Act." Paper, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. January 5, 2017.

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