For Partition: Why A Palestinian State is Good for Israel

By Steven M. Cohen

Steven M. Cohen, July 3, 1998

The author argues that many Israelis support the establishment of a Palestinian State in Gaza, the West Bank, and the Arab-inhabited portions of Jerusalem primarily because of their moral revulsion at the actions necessary to perpetuate the rule over 2.5 million people who do not share our language, religion, culture, or national identity. He states that while he is deeply moved by arguments such as these, for him they not ultimately determinative. Instead, he supports a Palestinian State for strategic reasons--as the only way to effectively deter attacks from Syria, Iraq, and Iran, with the possible support of other Middle Eastern countries, of which Egypt is the most critical.

Topic: Political Behavior, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Statehood, War, Politics, Terrorism

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Coverage: Israel , Middle East , Palestine

Language: English

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