Information Alert: Advancing Alternatives to the Two State Approach
The Legal Grounds Campaign was established in order to defend the legal rights of Israel to the entirety of the land of Israel. Thus have we consistently called on policy makers to consider alternatives to the prevailing notion of a two-state solution, which asks Israel to relinquish its rights under international law, and is, in any event, ultimately unworkable for reasons of security.
Nine years ago, Tzipi Hotovely, then the youngest MK in the Knesset and now Deputy Foreign Minister, and then MK Danny Danon and now Israel’s UN ambassador, organized groundbreaking Knesset conferences on the alternatives to the two-state approach. What was then ridiculed by the media as unrealistic is now seen as enormously relevant as the President of the United States is said to be looking at all possible alternatives to end the conflict.
In the past few months, Legal Grounds Co-Chair Jeff Daube has brought to Congress five different letters from Israeli lawmakers detailing the alternatives they suggest. Daube has briefed members of Congress on the importance of looking at the full picture and keeping all alternatives on the table in any future negotiation.
The letters were written by:
MK Yehuda Glick (Likud)
MK Yoav Kisch (Likud)
MK Shuli Moalem (Bayit Yehudi)
MK Bezalel Smotritch (Bayit Yehudi)
MK Miki Zohar (Likud)
Legal Grounds calls on all its members and followers to promote these alternatives and to encourage lawmakers, both in Israel and the US, to broaden the quest for peace by evaluating a variety of options, rather than remaining caught in a non-productive two-state paradigm.
Mindful of both the historical and legal rights of Israel to the land, we believe it is imperative for members of Knesset and the Israeli government to come from a position of strength in this matter. It is time to embrace new and creative possibilities for advancing peace.