In this episode of American Survival Radio with Joe and Amy Alton, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry give the state of Israel a list of demands to keep a two-state solution on the table. The only problem is, there’s no one sitting across from Israel at that table. A recent UN resolution passed with the complicity of an abstention by the United States which declared Israeli settlements in occupied lands to be illegal and in violation of international law. Currently, almost 600,000 Jews live in areas captured during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war and considered to be Palestinian territory.
But has there ever been a sovereign and autonomous Palestine? Not ever, it appears, and the word “Palestinian” didn’t appear until after World War I.
John Kerry says he knows what’s good for Israel and has laid out a 6 point plan for Middle East Peace. Joe and Amy go over each point and come to the conclusion that the two state solution is a non-starter for many reasons. How about a 3 state solution? Joe and Amy tell you what it would look like, and how it makes more sense that the status quo or Obama’s (di)vision.
All this and more in the latest podcast with the Altons. To listen in, click here: American Survival Radio #41.
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Joe and Amy Alton