Edmonton Sun | 04Aug2010 | Orest Slepokura

No moral high ground

Re: “Anger over Israel floods other frustrations,” Theo Caldwell, Edmonton Sun.

Caldwell invites readers to “tell us what Israel should do” to solve the Palestinian problem. With hundreds of thousands of Jewish colonists settled in the West Bank, it’s obvious the two-state solution is no longer viable: no way would Israeli soldiers obey orders to massively expel the Jewish colonists. Hence, a one-state solution. Israel absorbs the West Bank and grants Israeli citizenship to all Arabs, and gives them equal rights. Israel would, of course, cease being an exclusively Jewish state. But the present status quo is unsustainable, for what it yields is an apartheid regime so flagrant in its daily abuses of Palestinian rights that, over time, even Israel’s American Sugar Daddy would look to distance itself.

Orest Slepokura

(There is no moral high ground left in the middle east conflict.)