[Marxism] Palestine: the two state solution, out of question forever

Nestor Gorojovsky nmgoro at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 06:14:31 MDT 2009


The point of no return

Half a million Jews beyond Green Line make West Bank’s evacuation impossible
Sever Plocker

Half a million people. Half a million Jewish Israelis are living beyond 
the Green Line, the Israel-Jordan border prior to1967. A total of 
200,000 reside in areas defined by Israel as part of the greater 
Jerusalem and annexed. Another 300,000 live in the rest of Judea and 
Samaria (or the West Bank.)


The evacuation of 8,000 Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip and their 
absorption in Israel cost taxpayers NIS 10 billion. Those interested in 
turning back time and evacuating Israelis from the areas beyond the 1967 
borders would have to invest NIS 600 billion for that end. An unreal figure.

Without the Palestinians grasping the process, and without most of 
Israeli citizens giving it some thought, the areas beyond the 1967 
borders have become the main absorption area for new Israeli citizens: 
New immigrants from the former Soviet Union, young Jerusalemites, 
haredim facing economic distress, etc. The “territories” served as 
Israel’s territorial backbone, and played this role with great success.


Half a million Jews beyond the Green Line constitute the point of no 
return. The talk about a “construction freeze” or “construction 
suspicion” at certain settlements are a joke and an insurance policy for 
the leaders – in Israel, in Palestine, and in the world – who know deep 
in their hearts that the decision had been made.

What we have here is two peoples that cannot be divided: A mixture of 
Jews and Palestinians that cannot be separated. It’s too late.

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