For your perusal, my latest INTO THE FRAY column:
RIFT ON THE RIGHT—OVER SOVEREIGNTY (CONT.)
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A rift is emerging among opponents of the two-state idea, between those who believe Israel can endure as the Jewish nation-state with a large permanent Arab population west of Jordan River, and those who believe it can’t.
It appears this week on the following sites (in alphabetical order):
ISRAELI FRONTLINE: http://www.israelifrontline.com/2017/02/fray-rift-right-sovereignty-cont.html
ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/20179
ISRAEL NEWS ONLINE: https://israelnewsonline.org/into-the-fray-rift-on-the-right-over-sovereignty-cont/
ISRAEL’S VOICE: http://www.israelsvoice.org/2017/02/16/fray-rift-right-sovereignty-cont/
JEWISH PRESS: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/columns/into-the-fray-martin-sherman/into-the-fray-rift-on-the-right-over-sovereignty-cont/2017/02/19/
Sovereignty extended over territory confers citizenship to all residents of that territory.
Sovereignty applies equally to all the residents of the area—Israeli and non-Israeli. There is not one law for Israelis and another for non-Israelis. It must be clear—if we apply sovereignty—it must be egalitarian…
– President Reuven Rivlin, Jerusalem, February 14, 2017, in a staggeringly obtuse political declaration, suggesting that the Jewish nation cannot extend its sovereignty over its ancient homeland, unless it
totally disregards any difference between its kinfolk and its implacable enemies, sworn to its destruction.
“The choice is not between order and liberty. It is between liberty with order and anarchy without either. There is danger that, if the court does not temper its doctrinaire logic with a little practical wisdom, it will convert the constitutional Bill of Rights into a suicide pact.” – Justice Robert H. Jackson of the US Supreme Court, May 16, 1949.
This week was an eventful one for pro-sovereignty proponents…The flurry of sovereignty-related activity demonstrated two things…
The first is that there is an increasingly assertive surge against the hitherto dominant two-state paradigm, that has all but dominated the discourse for over two decades on the Arab-Israeli conflict in general, and the Israeli-Palestinian one in particular.
The second, and perhaps less apparent, but no less significant feature, is that there is a distinct rift emerging between the opponents of the two-state idea, who subscribe to two divergent schools of thought…