One State, Two States by Benny Morris
Resolving the Israel/Palestine Conflict

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“What is so striking about Morris’s work as a historian is that it does not flatter anyone’s prejudices, least of all his own,” David Remnick remarked in a New Yorker article that coincided with the publication of Benny Morris’s 1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War. With the same commitment to objectivity that has consistently characterized his approach, Morris now turns his attention to the present-day legacy of the events of 1948 and the concrete options for the future of Palestine and Israel.

The book scrutinizes the history of the goals of the Palestinian national movement and the Zionist movement, then considers the various one- and two-state proposals made by different streams within the two movements. It also looks at the willingness or unwillingness of each movement to find an accommodation based on compromise. Morris assesses the viability and practicality of proposed solutions in the light of complicated and acrimonious realities. Throughout his groundbreaking career, Morris has reshaped understanding of the Israeli-Arab conflict. Here, once again, he arrives at a new way of thinking about the discord, injecting a ray of hope in a region where it is most sorely needed.

 

About Benny Morris

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Benny Morris is Professor at Ben-Gurian University.
 
Published April 28, 2009 by Yale University Press. 256 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Letters in response to Jeffrey Goldberg’s review of Benny Morris’s “One State, Two States” (May 24).

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“Palestinian Arab Islamic fundamentalists, of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad varieties, have always advocated the elimination of Israel and a one-state — a Muslim Arab state — solution for the Israel/Palestine problem.”

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There are two oft-envisioned futures for Israelis and Palestinians, and Benny Morris thinks neither has a chance.

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The creators of “South Park,” censored by Comedy Central when they attempted to show an image of the prophet Muhammed, aired instead an image of Jesus Christ defecating on President Bush and the American flag.

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