Former US Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro wrote the foreword to a newly released study assessing seven approaches to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, authored by Dr. Shira Efron, a visiting fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv and an Israel Policy Forum policy advisor, and Evan Gottesman, associate director for policy and communications at Israel Policy Forum.
I attended this past week an event in Los Angeles sponsored by the Israel Policy Forum (an American-Israeli think tank). The above mentioned study is the most comprehensive study of the options available to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has been done to date.
At the end of the day, the 2-state solution remains the only viable option that satisfies Israel’s aspirations to remain Jewish and democratic and the national aspirations of the Palestinians, as well as earning acceptance by the United States, Jordan, Egypt, Russia, China, the EU, International Organizations, and the Arab World. No other option (e.g. maintaining the status quo, an Israeli-Palestinian Confederation, one democratic state, one Jewish state, the Jordanian option, and the Trump Plan) does.