Statecraft, per the Lockhorns


At Tablet,  Liel Leibovitz reviews one-state advocacy, from the left and the right, and finds it wanting:

Take the independent state away from the Jews, and they become nothing but itinerant prophets, full of spirit but devoid of power, the kind of folks one admires but doesn’t necessarily wish to emulate.

A Jewish state, then, isn’t a byproduct of the religion but rather the other way around: the religion was set in place to serve the idea of the Jewish state.

What I don’t get about one-state advocacy is that it essentially counsels two entities that barely get along as neighbors to, in effect, conjoin.

Because, as we know, the absence of borders has done much to tamp down national aspirations among the Serbs, Croats and Bosnian Muslims, among the Walloons and Flemish, the Hutu and Tutsi…

It’s like advising an embittered, hateful couple to have a baby.

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