There Is No Alternative" Is No Answer

By Leonard Fein

Forward Association, 2009

The standard explanation of Israel's assault on Gaza is that Israel "has no choice." If you believe you have no choice when you make war, then you are off the moral hook. But the idea of "there is no alternative" is easily transformed into a refuge for the intellectually lazy, a shoddy renunciation of autonomy and responsibility. Israel says it favors a two-state solution, and one must take that seriously, for its leaders know that absent a two-state solution there will one day come to pass a one-state solution, and that state will not be a democratic Jewish state.

Topic: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Diplomacy, International Relations, War, Israeli-Palestinian Relations, Israeli Settlements, Terrorism

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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Coverage: Israel , Palestinian Territories

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