I've changed my mind about a two-state solution - Israel's Palestinian settlements are now too extensive to make division of the land practical. Instead, it must be shared
That was Mehdi Hasan of The New Statesman.
and left this comment:
Hey, the sub-headline fooled me. It reads: "Israel's Palestinian settlements" and I thought it meant the Arab residency locations within the pre-1967 Israel. You see, if it meant places like where I live, in Shiloh, it should have read "Israel's Jewish communities [in so-called occupied Palestine]".
But think of it, if we began calling all Arab towns (Nazereth, Um El-Fahm) or villages (Kfar Qassem), et al., as "settlements", then maybe we can even out the playing field. After all, someone could say that if all Jews have to be expelled from a future "Palestine" and their homes destroyed (like what happened in Gaza when even the synagogues left standing were destroyed by raging Arabs in 2005), then why not have Israel's Arabs move over to "Palestine" and make the peace that much better. No friction, no disloyalty, no interaction. You there, we here.
Is that immoral to move Arabs? probably. Am I for it? No. Well, not unless you force me to leave. What's good for me is good for you.
And one last thing: there is nothing illegal (or illegitimate as Obama would say) about me living in Shiloh, where my forefathers walked, and prophesized (Samuel; Achiyah), and distirbuted the tribal portions (Joshua) and served in a Tabernacle (Eli), etc.