Democrats Big Lie: ‘The 2 state solution’ – Philip Weiss
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 4:54 AM
Democrats have a Big Lie, too: ‘The 2 state solution’
You surely know that Nancy Pelosi was in Israel with a group of Democrats including Trump prosecutor Adam Schiff and a couple of progressives, too, visiting the Knesset and military facilities. The pictures make it look like Disneyland.
Pelosi met the rightwing prime minister, and tossed off one of her favorite lines: Israel’s founding was the greatest political achievement of the 20th century.
So the Democratic Party kisses up to a rightwing “apartheid” government (per Amnesty International and other global human rights groups) that regularly kills Palestinians under occupation and declares Palestinians’ leading human rights groups to be terrorist groups, for a simple political reason: to keep the Israel lobby on its side in the coming elections. “Our donors,” as Rep. Elissa Slotkin once described Jewish contributors.
The Dems cover themselves for their complicity in persecution that Washington has known full well for nearly 75 years by saying they are for a two-state solution so Palestinians can finally get their rights. Nancy Pelosi says she’s for a two-state solution. So does Ro Khanna and nearly every other progressive Democrat. Trump prosecutor Adam Schiff says the two-state solution is the only way forward.
The two-state solution is the Democratic Party’s way of assuring progressives who support the obvious policy, punishing Israel for its violations of international law, that We care about Palestinians. The two-state solution is their way of brushing aside the apartheid reports. The two-state solution is the liberal Zionists’ way to try to convince the left that We are actually doing something to help Palestinians.
The two-state solution is a big lie. It is never going to happen, and all the Democrats know it.
But just like Trump and his big lie, the Democrats and their liberal Zionist friends spend never ending time and energy spouting a claim that they know is a bald lie because it allows them to have their cake and eat it. Though in this case the media has the delicacy not to bust them for it. Because they’re in on it.
The truth is actually pretty simple. For the last 75 years the international community has declared its commitment to a two-state solution to the Palestine problem, and for 75 years only one side has gotten a state. The 1947 promise to the Palestinians vanished within a few years, and so did the 1978 promise in the Camp David agreement, and so did the 1993 promise in Oslo, and Wye or Geneva or Annapolis, ad nauseam.
It really is a charade, and a cruel one. Again and again the world said that there must be a Palestinian state alongside a Jewish state, and the only thing to show for it is expanded Israeli control of lands that were supposed to go to that state, with 750,000 Jewish settlers moved into the hilltops of those Palestinian lands in violation of the Geneva Convention, with regular violence to push the Palestinian villagers aside, along with the annexation of the supposedly-shared capital, Jerusalem. And not a peep out of the United States, beyond the occasional exasperation of the John Kerrys of the world.
The Israelis have never wanted Palestinians to get a state. The prime minister whom Pelosi embraced yesterday announces all the time that it won’t happen.
Anyone who has visited Palestine can tell you that there’s one state between the river and the sea, and there is no possibility of making a sovereign state in the bits and pieces that Israel has left– tiny bantustans. What J Street laments as “deepening occupation and creeping annexation” continue unabated, with no meaningful protest from the U.S. or the liberal Zionists. No, J Street visits the prime minister too.
Even as Pelosi tours Israel, the country is throwing Palestinians out of their homes in annexed Jerusalem, and the House Speaker has nothing to say about it. She and her delegation got a clinic on Jerusalem yesterday not from the Palestinians who are being cleansed but from an Israeli who hangs on to the “Zionist vision.”