Stand With Us and the inimitable Hudson Institute are currently touting this nifty piece of anti-Palestinian propaganda by the Jerusalem Post’s resident Israeli-Arab (I deliberately do not call him Palestinian) toady, Khaled Abu Toameh. It has the virtue of advocating not a one, or even two, but three-state solution:
It is also a disgrace for Fatah and Hamas that thousands of Palestinians cannot find jobs or a good life in the two Palestinian states in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
It’s a bit hard to tell what he’s getting at here. Is he attempting, in an easpecially snarky way, to highlight the political disarray of the Palestinians? Perhaps he really is advocating a three-state solution. If so, I thought I’d heard all the weird, wild & wacky solutions to the Israel-Palestinian conflict that there were. This is a new one on me.
I’d like Abu Toameh to suggest this to Bibi as a new policy option. If two states are good, wouldn’t three be even better? This one would have the added virtue of securing the permanent division of Palestine into two rump territories, thus fragmenting and diminishing Palestinian political power.
H/t Mary Hughes Thompson.