Letter from senior Israeli academic to AIPAC: Don't you know that the Middle East has changed?
I am surprised by your mission statement ( http://www.aipac.org/about/mission ) where the two state "solution" is still a major goal. It seems that you missed the major recent events in the Middle East. When PM Netanyahu surrendered to wild pressure by the Obama administration and made his Bar Ilan statement, he faced a very different situation.
In the current Middle East the borders between the states disappeared, the national states were destroyed. The Jihadists are threatening Jordan which is about to collapse and 30000 of them are already in Judea and Samaria waiting to overtake the so called "Palestinian state" and kill Mahmud Abbas the moment that the IDF would not be there. In time of destruction of national states all over the region it is insane to create a mini-national state that would be destroyed right away. Such a move would make the survival of Israel mission impossible.
Even Netanyahu changed his mind and this week added conditions to the proposed new state that make it a non state, he does not want the two state solution anymore because he is not blind to the recent major changes in the region.
Please replace the diskettes in your minds and computers and forget about the two states plan if you really want Israel to live in peace and security. Even the Gaza "experiment" is sufficient lesson to make us forget about the option of a Palestinian state next to us.
Prof. Elisha Haas
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