60 Minutes: 'Only Livni believes in a two-state solution'60 Minutes is doing a segment on Israel on Sunday night in which it will claim that a two-state solution is no longer possible. Of course, they are blaming 'Israeli settlements' as if 'Palestinian' terror has nothing to do with it. Here's a preview. Let's go to the videotape.
Here's the part about Livni, which is not in the video preview:
But Israel's Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni believes a two-state solution can still be achieved and that Israel will be able to get the settlers to leave the West Bank."So this is the responsibility of the government and police to stop [settlers]. As simple as that. Israel is a state of law and order," she says.Something tells me that Israelis may not obey a government that tells them to commit suicide.
But even when the government of Israel tries to stop new, illegal settling in the West Bank by demolishing the dwellings, they are met with defiance and sometimes violence. They must deal with deeply religious settlers who believe they are on a mission from God to preserve the Jewish State, like Daniella Weiss, whose house was demolished. "And we will rebuild it. The experience shows that the world belongs to those who are stubborn, and we are very stubborn," she tells Simon.
But the end of the 'two-state solution' - if that is in fact the case - may be blamed on 'Palestinian' terrorism. Here's an interview from January 2002 with Hamas' Moussa Abu Marzuk that was also broadcast on 60 Minutes. Let's go to the videotape.
Is the 'two-state solution' dead? I don't believe it was ever alive to start. But not because the IDF cannot expel Israelis from Judea and Samaria. Unfortunately, we've already seen the IDF expel Jews from their homes in Gaza and northern Samaria in 2005. The reason the 'two-state solution' was never really a solution was because the Arabs real desire was, is and will be to destroy the Jewish state and not to make a state of their own, and under those circumstances, the creation of a 'Palestinian' state anywhere - let alone in all of Judea, Samaria and Gaza - would be suicidal for Israeli Jews.