Israel’s New Plan: Shrink, Not Solve the Palestinian Conflict

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a new plan that he hopes will finally end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. His solution? Shrink it, not solve it. The idea is to divide up Israel and Palestine into two smaller states: one Arab and one Jewish. That way, both sides can live within their own borders and focus on what they want out of this land instead of fighting over who gets everything. Is this really the best we can do for these people? What does shrinking the Palestinian state mean for its citizens living in Gaza or East Jerusalem? Can’t we do better than this?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a new plan that he hopes will finally end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. His solution? Shrink it, not solve it. The idea is to divide up Israel and Palestine into two smaller states: one Arab and one Jewish. That way, both sides can live within their own borders and focus on what they want out of this land instead of fighting over who gets everything. Is this really the best we can do for these people? What does shrinking the Palestinian state mean for its citizens living in Gaza or East Jerusalem? Can’t we do better than this?

Netanyahu has a new plan to revive peace talks with Palestinians. By dividing the land into two smaller states – one Arab and one Jewish – both sides can live within their own borders and focus on what they want out of this land instead of fighting over who gets everything. The plan is called the “two-state solution.”

The two-state solution has long been the goal of peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. The Bush administration even backed it, saying that only with this plan could Israel be safe and secure. So if Netanyahu believes in it so much, why hasn’t he tried to make peace using this method?

Though many people would consider this a step forward from previous negotiations, Netanyahu’s latest attempts to get a Palestinian state have been rejected by the Palestinians who refuse to engage. Why? First off, they say Israel hasn’t done enough in past negotiations and it won’t be any different this time around. Others complain that the Israeli prime minister is only making this proposal because of political pressure from Americans.

The plan has its critics in the United States, too. Moshe Arens, former Israeli Defense Minister and Foreign Minister, believes that both sides will still be fighting over everything no matter how small the states are. “This is not a way to make peace,” he said. Others argue that the plan is just an excuse for Netanyahu to move forward with building settlements on Palestinian land.

With so many people opposed to this idea, why does Netanyahu continue to push it? Well, it’s because he seems to think this is the best deal he can get. He also believes that this step will increase Israel’s security and guarantee its future. And while this is Netanyahu’s plan, President Obama has made it clear that he supports the two-state solution for peace in the Middle East.

So should we support this idea? Or will providing more land just cause more fighting between Palestinians and Israelis? What other solutions are out there to reach peace in this part of the world?