Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States and founder of the Carter Center, argues that a two-state solution is in Israel’s best interests. According to Carter, Israel’s policies are nevertheless directed towards one “greater Israel” from the River Jordan towards the Mediterranean Sea. He argues that this one state solution would eventually lead to either Israelis being out-numbered and out-ruled by Arabs, or to a state of Apartheid where Arabs would not have the same rights as Israelis. The latter position, he argues, could not be upheld for long.
Therefore, policies of Israeli governments as well as their US counterparts should focus on making a two-state solution – one for Israelis and one for Palestinians – possible, before it is too late.
The New York Times, United States