Israel, Jordan, and Palestine: The Two-State Imperative by Asher Susser
Beyond the Two-State Solution: A Jewish Political Essay by Yehouda Shenhav, translated from the Hebrew by Dimi Reider and Efrat Weiss
For a moment in early June, as Hamas ministers in Gaza surrendered their authority to a new government of national consensus, it seemed that Palestine’s political leadership was on the verge of a historic shift. But in the days since, little has changed in Gaza or in Palestinian relations with the West.
In 1978 a young American citizen then going under the Anglicized name Ben Nitay argued that Palestinians do not have a right to a state, that they could instead get citizenship in Jordan or Israel, and that their goal is not to build a state but to destroy one. Today Benjamin Netanyahu argues against these very same views, which are still espoused by members of a strengthening, more conservative faction of his Likud party.