Journalist Caroline Glick lays out her single-state solution for peace in the Middle East

On radio this morning, author and journalist Caroline Glick joined Glenn to discuss the fascinating premise behind her new book, The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East. In the book, Caroline explains why the two-state solutions involving Israel and Palestine that are currently being floated around will not actually lead to peace. Furthermore, Caroline lays out a bold and feasible plan for a single Jewish state solution.

“The solution is not more of the [Palestinian Liberation Organization]. It’s more of Israel,” Caroline explained. “It’s taking what works and making it stronger as opposed to taking what’s broken and and making it more powerful, which is what the basic assumption of the two-state plan is.”

Watch a highlight of the interview below:

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In the interview, Caroline Glick delved further into her criticism of the PLO.

“The PLO itself is an architect of modern terrorism. I mean, they were the ones who started airline hijackings. You know, these are the fulminators of everything that we’re dealing with today, the originators of it. So yeah, obviously there’s a problem with them.”

“And again, why do they conduct these things? Why do they continue to support terrorism? Because they see it as a strategic tool for eliminating Israel. They want to undermine the durability of Israeli society. They want to undermine Israel’s alliance structure with the United States and with other Western democracies. And they’re using constant grievance, constant grievance mongering about things that Israel never did, where they’re projecting things that they’ve done to Jews upon their victims, Israel, and saying Israel’s at fault, Israel’s at fault.”

“And that’s really what’s at the base of the two state solution. It’s a lie that claims that Israel is the guilty party for a conflict that it’s been the primary victim of.”

  • landofaahs

    There will be no solution to the Middle east problem because if it were, then each other country would have only their individual leaders to blame for the troubles of their own respective countries. Preservation is the first and foremost goal of all governments.

  • George Gaskill

    There is a “Palestinian” homeland; it is called Jordan.

  • new2la

    This is an amazing book….I encourage everyone read it. Ms. Glick lays it out like no one else has.

  • Anonymous

    Carolyn Glick is one of the very few voices in the Israeli press who is actually offering idea’s that make sense for a change. Everyone knows that, unfortunately, there will be no peace treaty signed with the Arabs. Its time for the public, and most of all the Israeli government to start talking about the day after, which really was the the day that Obama took office. Glicks book offers a good starting point for a paradigm shift in a more positive direction.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    I bet the left hates the idea.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll buy it soon.

  • Anonymous

    This is a great idea.

  • Deckard426

    Ms. Glick would do well to read the Bible, that has already prophesied the Israeli solution.

  • Anonymous

    There will be peace in he middle east. It will happen when Christ comes down and defeats all the nations of the world who have come up against Israel. Then He will establish His kingdom on earth and there will be peace.

  • Anonymous

    Actually Miko Peled, one of the most vocal anti-Israel occupation advocates on the left, supports a one state solution as the only viable option.
    Not having read the book, and she doesn’t go into any detail in the 4 minute clip above, I don’t know if her vision of what the one state looks like is the same as his.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, George, I have been saying this for YEARS. One only has to study history to understand this.

    British foreign policy in the area, from WWII to WW III, was such a disaster in the declining era of the Empire that this got really messed up, with many tribal claims to various areas. The British Mandate specified that the Arab Palestinians should have a homeland in Jordan (Transjordan, actually). The fact that the Hashemites wanted to establish their own kingdom in Jordan that did NOT include the Palestinians (everybody in the Arab world hates them) led to the awful refugee camps, and the spurious “right of return” for the inhabitants of same.

    Well, the Jews have had a divinely-decreed “right of return” to the Palestinian region for a few thousand years, and the Establisher of the Claim has authority above all other, so the Arab Palestinians and occupants of the land should get used to it.

    The rabble-rousers use the poverty and profound ignorance of the “Palestininan” population to rouse them into a state of manical hostility, resulting in nothing but horror. So.. GO BACK TO JORDAN, AND MAKE YOUR HOMELAND THERE.

  • Anonymous

    Does it make sense? Sure. Does it sound good? Yep. Would everyone be better off? Probably.

    Will it happen? Armageddon.

    Recent-ish efforts at multiculturalism have failed miserably: Soviet Union, Yugoslavia

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    correct.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    rather simplistic. take what works and broaden that out — what a concept, but palestinians don’t want the state of israel they want ONE palestinian state w/no jews and therefore, no issue of ‘peace.’

    the biggest mystery is why, as caroline terms ‘everybody who is anybody’ cannot see what is so plain to see? support democracy wherever it is and where there is no rule of democratized law, give no quarter.

    tomorrow, we’ll send millions to gaza.

  • Jennifer David

    Then He will establish His kingdom on earth and there will be peace.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    Caroline Glick is essentially saying every stereotype of selfish, greedy Jews is true and the only way they will be happy is if they get what they want. Good luck Caroline.

    If the Israeli “Final Solution” of ousting the Palestinians and seizing all of “Greater Israel” comes about Jews, not just Israel will become pariahs throughout the world.

    The irony is that many Palestinian’s background is that they were Jews who converted to Islam or Christianity.

    Rather than have Israel as a democratic state, the Zionists want Israel as a Jewish state. It is a formula for disaster. Even George C. Marshall said as much openly to Harry Truman in 1948.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    The Palestinians, Muslims, Christians and Jews lived together for a thousand years in a land that is holy to all of them. They did so until the advent of “modern” Zionism at the end of the 19th Century.

    Then Eastern European Jews working with influential Zionists in Britain and the United States conspired to steal the land for themselves. They even worked with the Nazis to help establish the Jewish state.

    These same Jews who stole a significant chunk of the land in 1948 and again in 1967 say the Palestinians are the one’s to blame. Their solution? Steal more land.

  • http://longhornproject.org/ Robin Rosenblatt

    There will be no real peace until Islam culture changes!

    Islamic Culture is a War, Hate, Violent and Slave Culture.

    

Arabs and Palestinians are controlled by it and do not know it! 



    

It is not about land, rights or settlements, water or being politically left or right. If it were it would have been solved long ago. It has not.

    
It is Cultural War that means Islamic Culture must destroy Western Culture or Western Culture must destroy Islamic Culture.

    

Muslims have been fighting each other and others for 1400 years or more. There is no reason that it will stop now. If we want peace we must change Islamic Culture.

    The book “Culture and Conflict”, explains it clearly. It shows that current cultural conditions in the Arab Middle East will not support internal development, advancement or peace until there is a major 
cultural change. “It is critical that we understand our enemy. That is step one in every conflict”. The book “Culture and Conflict” Philip Carl Salzman, INSB # 978-1-59102-587-0.

  • http://longhornproject.org/ Robin Rosenblatt

    Jews and Christians lived with Muslim as Dhimmi’s and Keffers or Sub human Slaves.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    I’ve heard stories of pogroms in Russia I have not heard of contemporary tales of pogroms in Palestine. There was a genocide under the Ottomans. It was of the Armenians not the Jews.

    But even so the supposed harsh conditions you describe would make the likelihood of conversion to Islam all the more plausible for Jews. Rather than treat the Palestinians as terrorists they should be embracing them as brothers. But they can’t because the whole Zionist venture is based on bigotry and land theft.

  • http://longhornproject.org/ Robin Rosenblatt

    Why the Media Doesn’t Cover Jihadist Attacks on Middle East Christians,
    by Raymond Ibrahim, The Torch, Winter 2014

    http://www.meforum.org/3798/why-the-media-doesnt-cover-jihadist-attacks-on Print
    “To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting Him to public disgrace”—Hebrews 6:6

    The United Nations, Western governments, media, universities, and talking heads everywhere insist that Palestinians are suffering tremendous abuses from the state of Israel. Conversely, the greatest human rights tragedy of our time—radical Muslim persecution of Christians, including in Palestinian controlled areas—is devotedly ignored.

    The facts speak for themselves. Reliable estimates indicate that anywhere from 100-200 million Christians are persecuted every year; one Christian is martyred every five minutes. Approximately 85% of this persecution occurs in Muslim majority nations. In 1900, 20% of the Middle East was Christian. Today, less than 2% is.

    In one week in Egypt alone, where my Christian family emigrated, the Muslim Brotherhood launched a kristallnacht—attacking, destroying, and/or torching some 82 Christian churches (some of which were built in the 5th century, when Egypt was still a Christian-majority nation before the Islamic conquests). Al-Qaeda’s black flag has been raised atop churches. Christians—including priests, women and children—have been attacked, beheaded, and killed.

    Nor is such persecution of Christians limited to Egypt. From Morocco in the west to Indonesia in the east and from Central Asia to the north to sub-Saharan Africa to the south; across thousands of miles of lands inhabited by peoples who do not share the same races, languages, cultures, and/or socio-economic conditions, millions of Christians are being persecuted and in the same exact patterns.

    Muslim converts to Christianity and Christian evangelists are attacked, imprisoned, and sometimes beheaded; countless churches across the Islamic world are being banned or bombed; Christian women and children are being abducted, enslaved, raped, and/or forced to renounce their faith.

    source: Wikimedia Commons

    Far from helping these Christian victims, U.S. policies are actually exacerbating their sufferings. Whether in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, or Syria, and under the guise of the U.S.-supported “Arab Spring,” things have gotten dramatically worse for Christians. Indeed, during a recent U.S. congressional hearing, it was revealed that thousands of traumatized Syrian Christians—who, like Iraqi Christians before them are undergoing a mass exodusfrom their homeland—were asking “Why is America at war with us?”

    The answer is that very few Americans have any clue concerning what is happening to their coreligionists.

    Few mainstream media speak about the horrific persecution millions of people are experiencing simply because they wish to worship Christ in peace.

    There, is of course, a very important reason why the mainstream media ignores radical Muslim persecution of Christians: if the full magnitude of this phenomenon was ever know, many cornerstones of the mainstream media—most prominent among them, that Israel is oppressive to Palestinians—would immediately crumble.

    Why? Because radical Muslim persecution of Christians throws a wrench in the media’s otherwise well-oiled narrative that “radical-Muslim-violence-is-a-product-of-Muslim-grievance”—chief among them Israel.

    Consider it this way: because the Jewish state is stronger than its Muslim neighbors, the media can easily portray Islamic terrorists as frustrated “underdogs” doing whatever they can to achieve “justice.” No matter how many rockets are shot into Tel Aviv by Hamas and Hezbollah, and no matter how anti-Israeli bloodlust is articulated in radical Islamic terms, the media will present such hostility as ironclad proof that Palestinians under Israel are so oppressed that they have no choice but to resort to terrorism.

    However, if radical Muslims get a free pass when their violence is directed against those stronger than them, how does one rationalize away their violence when it is directed against those weaker than them—in this case, millions of indigenous Christians?

    The media simply cannot portray radical Muslim persecution of Christians—which in essence and form amount to unprovoked pogroms—as a “land dispute” or a product of “grievance” (if anything, it is the ostracized and persecuted Christian minorities who should have grievances). And because the media cannot articulate radical Islamic attacks on Christians through the “grievance” paradigm that works so well in explaining the Arab-Israeli conflict, their main recourse is not to report on them at all.

    In short, Christian persecution is the clearest reflection of radical Islamic supremacism. Vastly outnumbered and politically marginalized Christians simply wish to worship in peace, and yet still are they hounded and attacked, their churches burned and destroyed, their women and children enslaved and raped. These Christians are often identical to their Muslim co-citizens, in race, ethnicity, national identity, culture, and language; there is no political dispute, no land dispute.

    The only problem is that they are Christian and so, Islamists believe according to their scriptural exegesis, must be subjugated.

    If mainstream media were to report honestly on Christian persecution at the hands of radical Islamists so many bedrocks of the leftist narrative currently dominating political discourse would crumble, first and foremost, the idea that radical Islamic intolerance is a product of “grievances,” and that Israel is responsible for all Jihadist terrorism against it.

    Raymond Ibrahim, author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (Regnery, April, 2013) is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum.

  • Jasmine An’deez

    Democratic processes can be expanded by increasing the number of eligible voters or expanding the scope of issues determined by them.