Asynchronous and Inseparable Struggles for Rights and a Political End-Game

Sam Bahour, author 

Radi Jarai and Mohammad Daraghmeh, commentators 

In response to a Terms of Reference provided by the Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR), I was asked to address the question: “How can the threat of abandoning the two-state and adopting the one-state solution be given sufficient credence, in order to coerce   Israeli society into facing the implications of maintaining the occupation?”

To answer this question, I have compiled this paper to outline my interpretation of the relevance and objectivity of the one versus two states debate. This debate has recently received increasing media focus and academic input, particularly in light of the seemingly impossible-to-achieve two-state solution that has, rightly or wrongly, long been considered as the internationally-approved mantra for the resolution of the historic conflict between Palestinian nationalism and Zionism.....