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Two-state postmortem?

Solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reflect the worldviews of the politicians, intellectuals and policy-makers who propose them

Kerry, with Abbas, makes a short statement for reporters during recent visit.
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Much has been written of late about the demise of the two-state solution.

In September, Ian Lustick, professor of political science at University of Pennsylvania, was given a prominent place in The New York Times for a long essay titled “Two-State Illusion.” In response, The New Yorker devoted two pieces to the subject – one by Bernard Avishai, a visiting professor of government at Dartmouth, calling for the creation of an Israeli-Palestinian confederation; and one by Yousef Munayyer, director of the Jerusalem Fund in Washington, who suggested one multi-ethnic democracy.



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