Israel’s diplomatic standing opposite the international community is at the lowest it has been in recent memory. At best, Israel is viewed as a neo-colonialist occupying power of a downtrodden and homeless people. At worst, it is seen as a racist apartheid state oppressing the Palestinian ethnic minority and guilty of numerous war crimes against them.Prior to the UN resolution to recognize Palestine as a non-member observer state, now-erstwhile foreign minister Avigdor Liberman floated a proposal as an incentive for the Palestinians to forego pursuing the aforementioned resolution. While the indictment of the head of Yisrael Beytenu has been a cause of embarrassment not only for him, but the entire country, his proposal merits a second look. Although not accepted then, Liberman’s brilliant and innovative proposal still has the potential to vastly improve Israel’s diplomatic and deterrent postures in the post-resolution environment.Liberman’s proposal called for immediate Israeli recognition of a Palestinian state, in provisional borders based on the Oslo Accords of Areas A, B and C. In Area A of the West Bank, Palestinians would have control over security and civilian matters. In Area B, Palestinians would have control over civilian matters alone. This would grant them complete independence in all civilian matters in 40 to 50 percent of the land of the West Bank. More importantly, an astounding 96% of the Palestinian population in the West Bank would be completely free of any Israeli occupation. They would, instead be living in an independent Palestine. If one were to extend that proposal to include the territory and population of Gaza (currently under Hamas rule) it would mean that the vast majority of land and almost 99% of the population would be within a state of Palestine.