I think we can all agree that peace in the region would be awesome and a two-state solution, may be the way to get there.
What are the chances of a two-state solution?
A snowball's chance in hell, I believe, based on the history both past & recent.
Should we help get all parties to the table? Yep! Striving for peace is always better than striving for conflict. Always!
- LeslieG 10/28/2023
It's the only possible pathway to some sort of peace in the Middle East.
Quite possible Saudi Arabia will demand it as part of a peace agreement with Israel.
"Saudi Arabia is not shutting the door on normalisation with Israel. America spent much of this year pushing for a deal that would have seen the Saudis recognise Israel; the kingdom wanted a defence pact with America in return. The Saudis had seemed content to push for token gestures toward the Palestinians—not an end to the occupation, merely to make it less painful. Now Muhammad bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince and the country’s de facto ruler has called for the creation of a Palestinian state along the region’s pre-1967 borders. Talks with Israel will continue, albeit more quietly than before, but the price for Israel will now be higher."
- Jim2423 10/28/2023
It will take an entire new regime of younger open minded adults, then they will and can set up a two country system. And work together to keep peace and a unified working system free of outlaw rule. We have tried with the last ten Presidents to achieve a unified working system for the Palestinians and Israelis, and it hasn't worked. It is sad they each need their own country to call their own.
- DaveS 10/29/2023
A two state solution will not stop any religious wars, but a two state may be a start. I am tiered of religious wars and hate by the so called Christian, muslims and Jews. All they do is hate each other, promoted distrust for control, power and greed, back by wealth and corporations. Just look at January 6.
People in Israel complain that it was a security problem? Why is it a security problem? The question should be why is it needed at all? This it a religious war problem greed and control.
Religion in government has always been bad for for the people. Look at history, religions ran government's. Governments use religion to justify killing of others.
- Jean 10/30/2023
CAUSES TELLS ME, THEN ASKS: "Observers and leaders have long called for a two-state solution to the ongoing tension and violence between Israel and Palestine. Still, experts believe the Hamas attack has reduced the chances of peaceful future co-existence. Do you support a two-state solution?"
ME: Maybe, but I'm really not sure it's possible any more, at least not in my lifetime: the hatreds are now so deeply entrenched. If two states were possible, the time for their creation is long past, say 50-75 years past. What we are witnessing today is the result of decades of talk, decades of skirmishes and increasing Israeli suppression of the Palestinian people, gradually locking them into small geographic areas Israel totally controls in terms of infrastructure (water, sewer, electricity, etc.), food, work, goods and services, ability to move freely, etc., and all the while gradually moving its peole (as illegal settlements) into Palestinian territory. The Israeli hard right has made no bones about the fact that it wants all Palestinians gone from the region so it can reclaim the current Palestinian territories (Gaza, the occupied West Bank, east Jerusalem).. And the US and Western countries have done nothing substantial to stop them, with the US veoting at least 34 UN Security Council resolutions for taking Israel to task. In this current iteration of the conflict Israel feels (and why would it not?), has said, and has demonstrated by its actions, that it is under no obligation to follow ANY UN resolution, humanitarian or otherwise, it does not like, nor will it endure any criticism, as the Secretary General quickly found out.. In short, IMHO the US and the West have created an out-of-control two year old child in a tantrum bent on total destruction. Good luck.
(08:51 GMT) How the US has used its veto power at the UN in support of Israel The US has used its veto power at least 34 times to block UN Security Council resolutions that were critical of Israel. Find out more https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/10/26/how-the-us-has-used-its-veto-power-at-the-un-in-support-of-israel .
Do you think that there will be a "two state" solution after what Hamas did to Israel? You've got to be kidding.
- DaveS 11/21/2023
Gaza the difference; Hamas the Gaza government and the Palestinians Gaza people, one wants war and force to solve the problem and the people want to live in peace and a two state solution, by dialogue, communication and freedom.
Israel the difference; Israel the government and Israel the people, one believes they have a right to the land and seize property from Palestinians people by war and force, and the people want to live in peace and a two state solution, by dialogue, communication and freedom
Sometimes governments, such as the United Nations and others, create problem without knowing long term effects or what the people want.
Nobody has a rights to this rock flying in space, it is only by rules, regulations, laws, agreements and trust, that are built by dialogues, communication and freedoms.
- Linda 11/01/2023
First, I am deeply saddened by the horrors of innocent Israeli and Palestinian civilians being killed and injured. I am praying every day for a humanitarian pause in this madness.
If there is to ever be a lasting peace in the region, it needs to be a humane, equitable peace where ALL people can live without oppression or violence. Yes, as a lifelong peace advocate, I have always been a supporter of a two-state solution. There's got to be a way.
I support it but I doubt it will happen. My main feeling about this70 year mess is that I am throughly sick of it. In fact, I am sick of all wars based in religion. I don't care how it started and as far as it goes, both sides add to the hate, and both sides should sit down and hash it out before perpetrating mass killing of innocent people from both camps. If they can't do that, and it seems they can't, then this will continue forever and it disgusts me. I wish people could see the big picture here rather than this endless cycle of "tribal revenge" wherein the leaders sit safely apart while the innocent people die.
- Vanguard 10/31/2023
A two state solution would be the best way to resolve a lot of the issues regarding the conflicts between these two peoples. However, in order for this to be done, there would need to be a significant amount of international support in addition to at one of groups involved in the conflict supporting it. Hamas seems to want to do this; however, given their recent actions, I don't think their current leaders are suited to leading a country responsibly. I also think it is important to consider whether the actual Palestinian people who currently live there want this. American activists may want it, but in the end it should be left up to the Palestinian people to decide independently. If they want it then foreign governments may need to intervene to help make that happen. Given what is happening in Gaza, some countries could argue that a humanitarian intervention is needed to help protect civilians from danger and send troops over to help control the violence and prevent the parties involved from abusing their power. However, this approach is often controversial and can spark public backlash. So in the end, a two solution could help permanently resolve the conflicts between these groups of people, it will be particularly difficult to implement.
- Charles 10/31/2023
Both MUST be at the table for negotiations. Both sides have suffered.
I quess Jared Kushner failed. wasn't he "suppose to bring peace to the middle east" ???? His father- in law Truump was spreadig this Anoter Lie.
- Frank_001 10/31/2023
The Two-State Solution seems reasonable.
I firmly that the final negotiation must include, at minimum, Israeli reparations to at rebuild all the residential property, commercial property, government buildings, hospitals, places of worship, etc. I think there must be gestures to the families of those who died due to "collateral damage."
Netanyahu has always been a War Hawk. The criticism of his approach from within and without has grown.
Near conspiracy theories are mounting. They run from Netanyahu is in the midst of a power struggle that he knows he could lose to he wants to kill off a million Palestinian Hamas or no Hamas and turn Northern Gaza to lessen the number of people and create a large physical buffer.
The reality and thr extremes conspiracy view reveal a growing notion that Bibi is a sociopath.
- Kevin 10/31/2023
I support a two-state solution, but considering how Israel refuses a ceasefire even to get the hostages back, I don't think Ben N. supports that solution
- joyce 10/30/2023
I support it but it's never going to happen. the hatred and anger is way out of control and Israel won't be happy till ALL the Palastinians are dead, Hamas or not. What Hamas did was wrong but now israel is just like Russia killing innocent people in Ukraine. there will NEVER be peace in the middle east.
- Lois 10/30/2023
Betenyahu has not done anything to resolve the problems that have existed for decades.
- Steph 10/30/2023
If it is done fairly two both sides, yes I support it. The trouble is that I do not believe anything that the despot Benjamin Netanyahu says, nor do I trust he would honor any agreement made. He's just as bad as Hamas, just on the other side.
- Donna 10/30/2023
There is already a 2 State situation! The West Bank is the Palestinian state. Know that the Palestinians want all of Israel, & that it's their goal to destroy Israel! That's why Israel has been attacked in some way for 75 years! They have chosen not to live peacefully with Israel! All Israel wants is peace. They turned arid land into fertile land , and even showed some of the Palestinians how to do it. Some people want you to believe that Israel is committing genocide of the Palestinians. Israel has fought 3 big wars with the Palestinians and won all of them! Before Israel, the Palestinian people were a part of the British Commonwealth, and didn't have their own country. The land called Jordan was to be there State/Country, but the people their didn't want them! So they were given the West Bank. Yes, Netanyahu was wrong to allow Israelis to settle in the land given to the Palestinians, but Israel has never tried to destroy them,even though they say they want Israel completely gone! Israel has asked Palestinians leader to meet with them to discuss the best ways to solve the problems, but they refuse. Maybe when they get tired of losing they might decide it's time to make peace!