Out of nowhere, this week, two prominent individuals came out in support of the two-state solution as the best way to move forward the dormant Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, whose organisation is part of the comatose Quartet, spoke at a special session of the UN Security Council in New York about the need for a negotiated solution.
“I strongly urge the incoming government to reaffirm Israel’s commitment to the two-state solution,” Ban said.
At the same time, leading American Jewish thinker Noam Chomsky and the voluntarily exiled Israeli academician Ilan Pappe produced divergent points of view.
While Pappe, whose research into the Israeli ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in 1948 urged the scrapping of the two-state solution and the adoption of the one-state option, Chomsky backs the two-state idea.