Israel as the crashed Germanwings Airbus A320

Some and perhaps many Israeli Jews would pack their bags and leave to make new lives in Europe, North America and elsewhere. India would be a first choice for some. And those who did not abandon the walled-in, nuclear-armed fortress would tell the whole world to go to hell.

In that context what Prime Minister Golda Meir said to me in one of my interviews with her for the BBC’s Panorama programme bears repeating, over and over and over again. In answer to one of my questions she said that in a doomsday situation Israel “would be prepared to take the region and the world down with it.” About an hour after that was broadcast The Times of London, then a seriously good newspaper, not the Murdoch product it is today, changed its lead editorial to quote what Golda had said to me. It then added its own opinion. “We had better believe her.” I did then and I still do.

Because the time is approaching when the Arabs of Israel-Palestine will outnumber the Jews unless Zionism resorts to a final round of ethnic cleansing, a bi-national state, one in which all of its citizens enjoyed equal political and human rights of every kind, would lead to the de-Zionization of Palestine. But the security and wellbeing of those Jews who opted to remain in the bi-national state would be assured provided the Palestinians were not subjected to a Zionist terrorist campaign.

In my analysis the transformation of Israel-Palestine into a bi-national state with equal rights of every kind for all of its citizens offers the only hope for stopping the countdown to catastrophe for the occupied and oppressed Palestinians and, ultimately, the Jews of the world. I say that because if Zionism did resort to a final ethnic cleansing of Palestine, the Jews of the world would be judged by many to be complicit by default, and the transformation of anti-Israelism into ant-Semitism would be completed and that monster would go on the rampage again.

Question: Is there a possibility, even a very remote one, that a majority of Israel’s Jews could have their brainwashed and closed minds opened to the idea that the creation of a bi-national state with equal rights for all is in their own best interests?

I fear the answer is probably “No” but much could depend on how the case for a bi-national state with equal rights for all was presented.

In my view the greatest need is for activist groups of all faiths and none everywhere which campaign for justice for the Palestinians to put their act together and concentrate on making the case for a one state solution. In other words I am calling on them to start speaking with one voice.

I would also urge them to be positive and promote what I believe to be a liberating truth. It is that the Jews are the intellectual elite of the Western civilization and the Palestinians are the intellectual elite of the Arab world. As I have previously written and said, together in peace and partnership they could change the region for the better and give new hope and inspiration to the whole world.

That, in my view, is the best sales pitch for one state.

So much for what could be.

At the time of writing, and as my headline indicates. I see an Israel piloted by Netanyahu on the same course as Germanwings Flight 9525.

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9 comments on this post.
  1. confoundmeonce:

    In the First Place, Alan.. The Jews are NOT the Intellectual elite of the Western World…no more so than the Palestinians are the elite of the Arab world ! Maybe ‘ Those who ARe ”broadcasting such an Idea.” thinks IF they Spout it Often Enough..It will make It TRUE ?? Well,for sure, It is a Long Shot From There TO Here. No group of People Have Ever Behaved So Cruelly And SO Full of Hatred..Than This Bunch of Zionist who Have Banded Together On that Sliver of Confiscated Land they want the World to Consider’ Israel’…The Israel Of Our Lord Jesus Would Never Sanction Such A Place of lies.

  2. Sami:

    I think one should have waited to find out what really happened to Germanwings before making the analogy!

    Here is what I mean. Go to:

  3. Peter D:

    And you believed Peres when he said there would be a civil war if Israel decided to retreat from occupied Palestinian land? Who cares even if there would be a civil war? There are plenty of ways of removing people from an area without using force – imposing a blockade for one.

  4. Roberto:

    I am afraid that a bi-national state would not bring justice to the Palestinians: they have been already deprived of their lands. Are the settlers of a bi-national state return them? What about the houses stolen during the Nakba? The example of Native Americans is there: they are citizens of the United States with full and equal rights, but they still suffer problems of marginalization, social and economic.

  5. pete:

    My biggest fear for the Palestinians is the fact that if they ever got their own state it would be kristolnacht all over again. The settlers would be slaughtering the Palestinians like flies.More disturbing is the fact that our pussy politicians would of course say Israel has the right to defend itself. Anything to keep Israel happy in order to get campaign funds to get reelected.

  6. confoundmeonce:

    Roberto. Can anything That Has been Wrested Away from Its` rightful Heritage..ever Go back to Being All it was Before ? or will it become More and better in the generations to come ? No person…no Nation can ever Wend its` way Backward..Only Forward. And With Gods` Help and with His Blessings.. why Can`t all things Born of Pain Be made Well and To prosper good as new .. and why Can not all Nations Learn this Truth to go forward In Peace..And Let Wars Go The Way of all ill winds..into oblivion ? Then is When All will Prosper.

  7. Roberto:

    Dear confoundmeonce: from the deep of my heart I hope you are right

  8. confoundmeonce:

    I do not see in my own Minds` way of thinking, that it is Ever going to be Feasible for there to Be, in existence…[after all the Bloodshed and deaths that have already occurred }…a possibility of ever Creating a Bi- national state …on That Sliver of Territory…And expecting PEACE to Simply Materialize..And for ALL inhabitants to live in Peace and Brotherhood. In the first place, These Zionist jews will Not Change their Original Plan of Having It All…no matter What they may say. The Plan will still Be Present. And The Palestinians who have had their homes and land yanked away from them will not be able to sanction These usurpers living in their stolen homes’..and tilling Their Land… Not for Long, for Sure ! This is a Neat Idea…But is Not a Hope that can be Realized. This Is the ”very Situation b.Netty has been Pushing for..with every new settlement That has been erected there. Stolen land that is Occupied..Is as Hard to Give up, As any land One is Born to. Especially so, When There is No other Place Open to’Return to !’ YES, a Much stalemated predicament As this…Would Require “The Coming Of Our Christ’ to Resolve. A One State for all…would Depend on All Ready and Willing to Live in Peace..Cooperating in Every manner.. in order To Prosper Together. I don`t see This to be Possible, Either. Maybe When God Finally says ( Enough ” it will Happen. Not one minute Before. The Only Answer I to Dissolve Israels` Nuclear Capacity…and Make Each Arab state realize These determents to having Peace,,went Out with the Horse and Carriage Days. While Iran is Having Its` nuclear “”Aspirations ” Gone over so thoroughly ..SO Must Israel Be willing to Disclose what ‘IT` already does have. And STOP Trying to “Rule The World With Fear. The Citizens Of this USA..Do not Go along With B. NEtty,,,and his War mongering tactics…while Expecting the USA to Back It up..Right Or Wrong. Millions, Yes, Millions have Already lost their lives because of isreals unholy wars. IT Must be Stopped ‘dead in its’ tracks..Right NoW.

  9. Rehmat:

    The Jewish Lobby reaction to the suicidal co-pilot Anreas Guenter Lubitz being a German Jew shows that the crash was another ‘Charlie Hebdo’ in response to German parliament decision to recognize a Palestinian state.

    YES – “Lubitz was not a terrorist – how could he be – he was not a Muslim, right!,” Canadian newspaper the National Post.

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