Strenger than Fiction / Israel should consider a one-state solution – it might soon be its only option – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

we need to face that the culture wars have led to the point where Israel is currently on the verge of falling apart as a country.

De facto, approximately one million Jews – Haredim and part of the settler community – have ceased accepting the authority of the state. Add to this that most of Israel’s 1.5 million Arabs do not identify with the state and you get a society without little cohesion and a state whose legitimacy is question from within and from without.

Given this situation we need to see that Israel will have to rethink its conceptual and legal foundations. Even if the two-state solution would finally be achieved, Israel would do well to apply some of the features of the one-state solution: to become a truly liberal, secular state without ethnic dominance in which subgroups no longer try to impose their way of life on each other. It should seriously consider a confederative structure to defuse its culture wars that are tearing it apart.

via Strenger than Fiction / Israel should consider a one-state solution – it might soon be its only option – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

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