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Is the One State solution a Fad?
or are we at a critical juncture?
Welcome to the Revolution
a single
Palestinians   Israeli Jews
Palestinians    Israeli Jews

12000


 9000


 6000


 3000


    0
     2000         2010     2020            2050
there is no longer a viable connection
   between territory and ethnicity.
even excluding 1.5 million
Palestinians living in the Gaza
     Strip, the trends are
        incontestable.
even excluding 1.5 million
Palestinians living in the Gaza
     Strip, the trends are
        incontestable.
no partition is ever going to be
acceptable to a majority
of Israelis and Palestinians.
no partition is ever going to be
acceptable to a majority
of Israelis and Palestinians.
‘it's five after midnight and
whole week later.’
  ‘This hard and heavy reality on
  the ground is not going to be
  revers...
‘it's five after midnight and
whole week later.’

   ‘This hard and heavy reality on
   the ground is not going to be
   re...
In a negotiated two-
state solution,
the most Palestinians
can hope for would be
an archipelago of
disconnected islands
pe...
In a negotiated two-
state solution,
the most Palestinians
can hope for would be
an archipelago of
disconnected islands
pe...
Israel uses or diverts 85% of the water
available in the West Bank.




          a negotiated two-state solution,
       ...
Israel uses or diverts 85% of the water
available in the West Bank.




         a negotiated two-state solution,
        ...
the status quo is
not sustainable.
Israel costs US taxpayers $3 billion
each year, and the Palestinian Authority
costs EU taxpayers $1.8 billion each year.
In a negotiated two-state solution,

Palestinians in Israel would form the
same proportion that Albanians did in
Serbia be...
In a negotiated two-state solution,

Israel would still influence every
aspect of the Palestinian economy
and a Palestinia...
In a negotiated two-state solution,


The lack of economic viability and
limited opportunity for improvement
is likely to ...
so what
so what
One State isn’t a
fad
One State isn’t a
fad
it’s a fundamental
shift in the way
It’s not about separation
It’s not about separation
 but finding the way to live
          together.
One State:
the question is not
whether there will be
a One-State solution,
One State:
the question is no longer whether
Israel or Palestine will be
binational, but which model to
choose.
'...It [...] is the only solution
that seems to take into
account the reality of the two
peoples who basically claim
the s...
'We aim at a social structure
based on the reality of two
peoples living together...'

Martin Buber
'The very idea is an
unpromising mix of
realism and utopia,
hardly an auspicious
place to begin. But the
alternatives are ...
Hebrew and Arabic will still be
the two main national languages.
All citizens would be able to
pursue their economic rights in
one economy.
Settlements
would not have to
be dismantled.
All citizens would be free to work
and take up residence anywhere
in the country.
Jerusalem is not different from
other mixed cities like Haifa,
Jaffa or Ramleh.
Albert Einstein
believed in it and
insisted that ‘no
problem can be solved
from the same level of
consciousness that
creat...
even the return of refugees is feasible.
even the return of refugees is feasible.
90% of original Palestinian
village sites are still vacant
today.
78% of Israeli Jews in Israel live
on 15% of the land.
T...
With the return of all Palestinian
refugees the population density
in the whole country would be
the same as South Korea.
With the return of all Palestinian
refugees the population density
in the whole country would be
the same as South Korea.
One State isn’t a fad,
it is a win-win for
everyone.
No one will leave the country.
Israelis and Palestinians share
  the same land and the same
       natural resources.
They share the same aquifers, the
same highway network, the same
  electricity grid and the same
             borders.
They are inextricably mixed
 throughout the country living in
  the same space and relying on
each other in many different...
Support for one state is hardly a radical idea.
It is simply the recognition of a
      uncomfortable reality.
is it unique?
Still think one state is a fad?
Welcome to the reality
Welcome to the reality
Are you ready?
@arjanelfassed
arjanelfassed.nl
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More and more diplomats and observers have come on-and-off-the-record to the conclusion that the establishment of a viable Palestinian state has become impossible. Today, there are as many as Palestinians as Israelis living in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. If land-for-peace does not work, is there an alternative? Yes, there is.

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    1. 1. Is the One State solution a Fad?
    2. 2. or are we at a critical juncture?
    3. 3. Welcome to the Revolution
    4. 4. a single
    5. 5. Palestinians Israeli Jews
    6. 6. Palestinians Israeli Jews 12000 9000 6000 3000 0 2000 2010 2020 2050
    7. 7. there is no longer a viable connection between territory and ethnicity.
    8. 8. even excluding 1.5 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, the trends are incontestable.
    9. 9. even excluding 1.5 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, the trends are incontestable.
    10. 10. no partition is ever going to be acceptable to a majority of Israelis and Palestinians.
    11. 11. no partition is ever going to be acceptable to a majority of Israelis and Palestinians.
    12. 12. ‘it's five after midnight and whole week later.’ ‘This hard and heavy reality on the ground is not going to be reversed by any conventional peace process’ Thomas Friedman, The New York Times, 4 June 2008
    13. 13. ‘it's five after midnight and whole week later.’ ‘This hard and heavy reality on the ground is not going to be reversed by any conventional peace process’ Thomas Friedman, The New York Times, 4 June 2008
    14. 14. In a negotiated two- state solution, the most Palestinians can hope for would be an archipelago of disconnected islands permanently dominated by Israel.
    15. 15. In a negotiated two- state solution, the most Palestinians can hope for would be an archipelago of disconnected islands permanently dominated by Israel.
    16. 16. Israel uses or diverts 85% of the water available in the West Bank. a negotiated two-state solution, would be ecologically unfeasible.
    17. 17. Israel uses or diverts 85% of the water available in the West Bank. a negotiated two-state solution, would be ecologically unfeasible.
    18. 18. the status quo is not sustainable.
    19. 19. Israel costs US taxpayers $3 billion each year, and the Palestinian Authority costs EU taxpayers $1.8 billion each year.
    20. 20. In a negotiated two-state solution, Palestinians in Israel would form the same proportion that Albanians did in Serbia before Kosovo declared independence with Western support.
    21. 21. In a negotiated two-state solution, Israel would still influence every aspect of the Palestinian economy and a Palestinian state would be neither neither viable nor sovereign.
    22. 22. In a negotiated two-state solution, The lack of economic viability and limited opportunity for improvement is likely to encourage frustration.
    23. 23. so what
    24. 24. so what
    25. 25. One State isn’t a fad
    26. 26. One State isn’t a fad
    27. 27. it’s a fundamental shift in the way
    28. 28. It’s not about separation
    29. 29. It’s not about separation but finding the way to live together.
    30. 30. One State:
    31. 31. the question is not whether there will be a One-State solution,
    32. 32. One State:
    33. 33. the question is no longer whether Israel or Palestine will be binational, but which model to choose.
    34. 34. '...It [...] is the only solution that seems to take into account the reality of the two peoples who basically claim the same land' Edward Said
    35. 35. 'We aim at a social structure based on the reality of two peoples living together...' Martin Buber
    36. 36. 'The very idea is an unpromising mix of realism and utopia, hardly an auspicious place to begin. But the alternatives are far, far worse.’ Tony Judt
    37. 37. Hebrew and Arabic will still be the two main national languages.
    38. 38. All citizens would be able to pursue their economic rights in one economy.
    39. 39. Settlements would not have to be dismantled.
    40. 40. All citizens would be free to work and take up residence anywhere in the country.
    41. 41. Jerusalem is not different from other mixed cities like Haifa, Jaffa or Ramleh.
    42. 42. Albert Einstein believed in it and insisted that ‘no problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.’
    43. 43. even the return of refugees is feasible.
    44. 44. even the return of refugees is feasible.
    45. 45. 90% of original Palestinian village sites are still vacant today. 78% of Israeli Jews in Israel live on 15% of the land. The remaining part corresponds with the origins of the majority of Palestinian refugees.
    46. 46. With the return of all Palestinian refugees the population density in the whole country would be the same as South Korea.
    47. 47. With the return of all Palestinian refugees the population density in the whole country would be the same as South Korea.
    48. 48. One State isn’t a fad, it is a win-win for everyone.
    49. 49. No one will leave the country.
    50. 50. Israelis and Palestinians share the same land and the same natural resources.
    51. 51. They share the same aquifers, the same highway network, the same electricity grid and the same borders.
    52. 52. They are inextricably mixed throughout the country living in the same space and relying on each other in many different ways.
    53. 53. Support for one state is hardly a radical idea.
    54. 54. It is simply the recognition of a uncomfortable reality.
    55. 55. is it unique?
    56. 56. Still think one state is a fad?
    57. 57. Welcome to the reality
    58. 58. Welcome to the reality
    59. 59. Are you ready?
    60. 60. @arjanelfassed arjanelfassed.nl
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