[Marxism] Israel moves closer to a single-state solution

Marv Gandall marvgand2 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 20:03:00 MDT 2014


On Sep 1, 2014, at 8:07 PM, Gary MacLennan <gary.maclennan1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> …I still believe that ethnic cleansing is on the Zionist menu.

Conceivably. But it’s also conceivable that granting the Palestinians formal citizenship at some point could see their demands for equal rights channelled and absorbed into the Israeli electoral system, encouraging their gravitation towards parties like Balad and even Labour. As we know, granting democratic rights (to vote, to form unions) is a two edged sword: it opens the door to modest improvements within the system at the same time it saps more militant resistance outside of it. Ruling classes often choose to institutionalize disruptive and costly conflict in this way, and it may well underlie the thinking of that segment of the Zionist right cited by Sheizaf. I wouldn’t rule out any scenario.



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