While there?s a virtual consensus among world leaders and diplomats for a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Ghada Karmi?s op-ed in the Gulph Mercury today which advocates a ?one-state solution? is being insidiously sold in the language of peace.
So why then is the one-state or bi-national solution unacceptable? At its most basic level, the one-state solution denies the right of Jews to self-determination in their historical homeland and calls into question the very legitimacy of Israel as a state. A bi-national state would have the same consequence as the "right of return" – the negation of Israel as a Jewish state. Palestinians, by virtue of a higher birthrate, would turn Jews into a minority before voting in favor of another Muslim Arab state in place of Israel.
The one-state solution is therefore a thinly veiled strategy for destroying the State of Israel and questioning its very right to exist.