By Virginia Tilley
“A transparent, trenchant e-book on a subject matter of large importance... total it is a brave plungeinto boiling waters. If it is helping propel ahead a debate that has hardly ever started during this nation it willhave played a sign scholarly and political function.”—Tony Judt, big apple University“. . . a pioneering textual content. . . . [A]s such it is going to take pleasure of position in a brewing debate.”—Gary Sussman, Tel Aviv UniversityThe One-State resolution demonstrates that Israeli settlements have already encroached at the occupied territory of the West financial institution and Gaza Strip to the level that any Palestinian kingdom in these parts is unviable. It finds the irreversible influence of Israel’s payment grid by way of summarizing its actual, demographic, monetary, and political dimensions. Virginia Tilley explains why we should always imagine that this grid usually are not withdrawn—or its enlargement reversed—by reviewing therole of the foremost political actors: the Israeli govt, the us, the Arab states, and the ecu Union. ultimately, the publication addresses the daunting stumbling blocks to a one-state solution—including significant revision of the Zionist dream but in addition Palestinian and different neighborhood resistance—and bargains a few principles approximately how these hindrances will be addressed. Virginia Tilley is leader learn professional within the Democracy and Governance department of the Human learn Council in Cape city, South Africa.
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In the past One-State Solution ten years of peace agreements (except in the Taba agreement of 40 2001), all proposed territorial divisions have carved the Rehan bloc out of Palestinian sovereignty (see chap. 3). Israel’s “security fence” has already implemented that annexation by securing the Rehan bloc on Israel’s side. Pertinent to understanding the political clout wielded by the master plans of the WZO and the Jewish Agency is their funding web. The total projected cost of the Rehan bloc was US$7,982,000.
Most are primarily residential but are ›anked by industrial zones built especially to provide local jobs; all have some version of military defenses and bunkers. Physically dismantling these towns and their infrastructure, in the sense of taking them apart and carrying them away, is impossible. If they were blown up or bulldozed, the damage to the delicate highland landscape would be ruinous. This archipelago of settlements is truly consolidated as a grid, however, by its major road network, which links West Bank settlements strategically linked to cities (and jobs) inside Israel.
Most pragmatic analyses therefore accept these settlements’ permanency; even recent negotiations toward the establishment of a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem have not called for their withdrawal. Israel’s always-skillful coupling of ideological discourse, demographic and civil engineering, and military geostrategy has been a crowning success in this urban consolidation. The East Jerusalem settlements are geostrategic also in that they merge seamlessly into the continuous string of Jewish-only construction that stretches eastward through the West Bank all the way to the THE IMMOVABLE OBJECT 23 The One-State Solution 24 Map 3.