Zero-state solution

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In the context of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, a zero-state solution, based on a proposal by the Ariel Center for Policy Research (ACPR), assumes that there is no unique Palestinian identity and that the Palestinians in the West Bank should get "restoration of Jordanian citizenship" while Egypt should have responsibility for the Gaza Strip. Israel thus has no reason to agree to assimilate them or provide them with a state, since they were part of those countries until their territory was captured in the 1967 Six-Day War. This proposal is very similar to the three-state solution advocated by some commentators.

Overview[edit]

The approach generally assumes that Israel will expand to fill the territories occupied in 1967. Specific proposals differ as whether the present Palestinians can remain where they are, as non-citizens of Israel, or are expected to return to the territory of their national identity.

There has been opposition to this plan from Palestinians, Jordanians and Egyptians.[1]

The proposal by ACPR, the "Framework Proposal for a National Strategy Regarding Judea and Samaria and the Issue of Eretz Israel Arabs", describes an objective of "Consolidating a political proposal with the intention of halting Israel's defeatist campaign that is manifest in its most extreme form in the conduct of the Olmert Government". It assumes that there is no unique Palestinian identity and that the Palestinians in the West Bank should get "restoration of Jordanian citizenship" while Egypt should have responsibility for the Gaza Strip. It proposes a unilateral solution because it does not believe Arab states will accept:

  • Extending Israeli sovereignty over the West Bank
  • "Jordan is Palestine" and restoration of Jordanian citizenship to the Arabs in Judea and Samaria
  • Municipal autonomy for the Arabs of Judea and Samaria (on the basis of the Camp David Accords) accompanied by a total disarmament of the autonomous areas
  • The areas of Arab settlements located on private property (the Mosaic Program by Dr. Yuval Arnon Ohanna)
  • Military liquidation of the military infrastructure in Gaza and according responsibility for the area to Egypt
  • Israeli Arabs: Equal rights in exchange for equal obligations

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slackman, Michael (16 December 2017). "Gaza Crisis Imperils 2-State Solution" – via NYTimes.com. 

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