RAMALLAH, January 4 (JMCC) - Professor Rashid Khalidi weighs on on the prospects for a one-state solution on the Charlie Rose show.
Israel is now going to become a minority Jewish presence in an Arab majority territory that Israel controls. It’s the only sovereign authority, it’s the only state, it’s the only power between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River.Watch
As far as I’m concerned, if the Israelis are not happy to give the Palestinian statehood within the ‘67 frontiers, let them give the Palestinians equality within the frontiers of the state that they have created which extends from the Jordan –
CHARLIE ROSE: And you expect them to do that?
RASHID KHALIDI: They’re not going to have very much choice soon the people the world over are not going to put up with a state that has one set of rights for one people, Jews, and another set of rights for another people.
I mean, the fiction that the occupied territories are a state under Palestinian Authority is threadbare. You just have to go there, spend 20 minutes driving around and seeing –
CHARLIE ROSE: But that’s going to change on the ground in Ramallah.
RASHID KHALIDI: Ramallah is like a green zone. Ramallah is one of the most prosperous places in the Middle East.
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