Yesha argues against two-state solution in ´NYT´ (JERUSALEM POST) By JPOST COM STAFF 07/27/12)
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Yesha Council chairman Dani Dayan brought the case for continued
Jewish settlement in the West Bank to the op-ed pages of The New York
Times Thursday, and argued against a two-state solution to the
"The insertion of an independent Palestinian state between Israel and
Jordan would be a recipe for disaster," Dayan wrote, saying that
hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from Arab lands would ensure a
new Palestinian state became a "hotbed of extremism."
Israel, Dayan wrote, would eventually be forced to recapture the
territory for security purposes.
Arguing that the settlements were both moral and wise, "a combination
of inalienable rights and realpolitik," Dayan painted the settlements
as an irreversible fact. About 10% of Israeli Jews live beyond the
1967 borders, he wrote (including those who live in Jerusalem
neighborhoods, widely expected to remain under Israeli control in any
negotiated settlement with the Palestinians).
"Given the irreversibility of the huge Israeli civilian presence in
Judea and Samaria and continuing Palestinian rejectionism, Western
governments must reassess their approach to resolving the Israeli-
Palestinian conflict," Dayan wrote. "They should acknowledge that no
final-status solution is imminent." (© 1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post
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