“Dershowitz’s latest two-state proposal is a masterpiece of logical inconsistency, with oxymorons being surpassed only by non-sequiturs.”
“A [Palestinian] state is liable to be an arrowhead directed at the very heart of Israel with all the force of the Arab world behind it…. this is the terrible danger involved in the establishment of a third independent sovereign state between us and the Jordan River – Amnon Rubinstein, former Meretz MK and education minister, Haaretz, 1976”
What is it about the Palestinian issue that induces the total eclipse of common sense in otherwise ostensibly intelligent people?
How long can two-staters cling to disastrously failed concepts? How long can they obdurately adhere to patently unfeasible policy proposals? How long can they continue to mouth meaningless mantras that fly in the face of painfully evident facts? How long can they go on resolutely ignoring reality – no matter how ruinous the consequences?
How long can they maintain the mendacious masquerade that their futile pursuit of fatal fantasy somehow validates their absurd claim to the moral and intellectual high ground?
How long will it take until intellectual integrity asserts itself and compels them to admit error?
These irksome questions keep pushing themselves into my mind whenever I encounter an new declaration of support for the two-state notion by people of the stature of Alan Dershowitz.