On the second Commentary podcast of the week, Abe Greenwald, Noah Rothman, and John Podhoretz dilate upon Donald Trump’s seeming revolution in the U.S. posture toward the Israelis and the Palestinians while asking this question: Does the president actually know what the “one-state” or “two-state” solution is?

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  1. kylez Member
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    @kylez

    I’ll be interested to know what “one states” is.

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  2. FredGoodhue Coolidge
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    @FredGoodhue

    I’m interested in a three state solution.  Gaza goes to Egypt and the west bank goes to Jordan.  The Palestinian leadership, and most of the Palestinian populace has no interest in peace.  So they are not going to make a reasonable deal with Israel and that will not change as long as they are left to their own devices.  Egypt and Jordan have reasonable governments who can keep the extremists in line.  The problem is that I don’t think Egypt and Jordan want the headache, and the governments could change in the future and be take over by radicals.

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  3. EDISONPARKS Member
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    @user_54742

    I understood Trump’s “one state solution” as :  the US will not require Israel does to pursue a “two state solution”.

    Meaning: The US will not twist Israels arm into a negotiation with the Palestinians as long as it is apparent the Palestinians in control have no intention of honoring any negotiated agreements.

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  4. rgbact Inactive
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    @romanblichar

    Just listened to Andrew Klaven’s totally different perspective.  He was loving the Bibi and Trump bonding……details be damned. Nice that you guys are more picky on those details…..even though they probably don’t matter much for an ever elusive “peace process” that Trump surely doesn’t actually care about.

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