Haaretz, Jul. 25, 2016


After opposing any pressure on Israel at the UN, the platform says that a two state deal must be “negotiated directly by the parties.”

[...] But given Netanyahu’s explicit opposition to any Palestinian state worth the name, and the massive power disparity between the two sides, outside pressure isn’t an obstacle to achieving a two state deal.

It’s the only way to achieve a two state deal. Ruling out international involvement, and expecting Israel and the Palestinians to negotiate a two state agreement on their own, is like ruling out federal involvement in the South in the 1960s and expecting Alabama Governor George Wallace to negotiate a just and lasting agreement with Martin Luther King.