Originally Posted by senojekips
But neither of your solutions would solve a thing, in fact both would only further inflame the current problems.
A two state solution would solve nothing as Israel would still be on Palestinian lands, and if you feel thayt is the price we have to pay, put yourself in the shoes of the palestinians. Would you just give up most of your country to an occupying force? The days of colonialism by force of arms, are 100 years gone.
Yeah,... it's tough, and every day that passes is going to make it worse. Eventually International pressure bring about a solution as it did in South Africa.
What never ceases to amaze me is that certain countries have not yet come to the realisation that virtually all of today's terrorism by fundamentalist Muslims, was all bought to a head by the US support for Israel over Palestine.
And it's not going to go away. In the meantime coalition countries spend billions, (trillions in the case of the US) to send the best of our young men and women to risk death in order to support what in any other situation would be declared a pariah state.
The problem now is one of realistic outcomes though and reality is that Israel is there and right or wrong 5 million people are not going anywhere so any solution will have to begin with an equitable coexistance process in other words statehood for the Palestinians, long term I would prefer to see this progress like the reunification of Germany into a single democratic secular state but until both sides can grasp tolerance that is a long way off.
As for creating a state out of the USA, I am not sure why the Yanks need to pay for a cockup by Britain and France.