Czech President in Israel, voices interest in one-state solution

Czech President Milos Zeman told President Reuven Rivlin on Monday that he looks forward to hearing his “big and provocative” ideas for a “one-state with two nations.” He explained: “Because for many decades there is a discussion about two independent states but frankly speaking, I do not see independent state in Gaza because I understand Hamas as a terroristic organization and not as a state.” During his official visit, President Zeman will inaugurate the new ‘Czech House’ cultural center in Jerusalem alongside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, address the Knesset later Monday and repeat his promise to move the Czech embassy to Jerusalem.

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6 thoughts on “Czech President in Israel, voices interest in one-state solution

  • Nov 26, 2018 @ 12:16 at 12:16
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    Irony is dead.

    Did he also suggest Czechoslovakia as an example of “one-state with two nations”?

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  • Nov 26, 2018 @ 14:54 at 14:54
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    Given the historical rage and ancestral killing spree of the Paleostinians some degree of separation is required, a minimum 100 km with an optimum of 200 km is required.

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    • Nov 26, 2018 @ 16:35 at 16:35
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      He meant one state solution , not two ; The question is , is it as Israelis might think ?

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  • Nov 26, 2018 @ 19:24 at 19:24
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    Gaza is not part of the West Bank, has never been and will never be. The more interesting question is the West Bank.

    When Czechoslovakia split into two viable states, they were two viable entities each with full territorial economic and political control over their own entities. The West Bank is economically and geographically integrated with Israel but culturally and religiously disintegrated. This is hardly the recipe for a viable political state for the West Bank. But it is even worse than that. In the West Bank, the cultural and religious set of possible actions espoused by the population is not to develop economic integration with Israel but to destroy Israel, kill all the Jews and annihilate the Jewish state and take all the production over.

    This is not an option within the bounds of rationality, viability and mutual security. Therefore, all such proposals are dead in the water until the inhabitants of the West Bank support a single state of Israel that includes the territory now known as the West Bank. That would mean living side by side with the Jewish people. I am not saying that this is the solution at the current time since there are no end of evil actors around the world ready to sabotage any progress towards peace in Israel, but this is the only alternative with any chance of progression towards a long-term solution. As an integral part it would also require:
    1 The relinquishment of all ambitions of a separate state for the West Bank /Palestianians.
    2 Acceptance of Israel and tolerance of the Jewish religion and other religions; in other words acceptance of the principle of religious liberty.
    3 The acceptance of parliamentary multi-party democracy and the freedom of information.
    4 Normal democratic political influence based on universal franchise.
    Then the framework could be used by all to make it work. But to continue the farcical two state apartheid proposal put forward by Bill Clinton has always been a waste of time because it is a complete non-starter.

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    • Nov 26, 2018 @ 22:28 at 22:28
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      Why do rational comments like yours seem so strange and unusual.?

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      • Nov 27, 2018 @ 1:49 at 1:49
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        It’s because the WHOLE WORLD is NUTS.

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