In a Turbulent World Israel’s Security Chiefs Agree:
SEPARATION INTO TWO STATES
is Essential for Israel’s Security
“Without a peace initiative…The fighting and violence will continue,…and our isolation process will deepen.” Ynet News, 11/2/15
“[T]he unsolved Israeli- Palestinian conflict represent[s] an existential threat…we need to reach an agreement now, before we reach the ‘point of no return.’” Geneva Initiative 10 Year Conference, 12/4/13
“A two-state solution is the only viable long-term solution. It is a compelling imperative for us, in order to secure our identity and our future as a Jewish and democratic state; it’s not a favor for the Palestinians.” Haaretz, 3/4/13
These statements are from just three of the 16 Israeli IDF, Mossad and Shin Bet security leaders featured in a recent ad in the New York Times. Check out the complete ad by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.
Supporters of Israel need to understand that nearly every retired Israeli security and military leader supports a two state solution, with many warning of dire consequences if Israel does not reach an agreement with the Palestinians. These men, who have dedicated their lives to protecting Israel, have concluded that a two state solution and peace with the Palestinians is essential to guarantee Israel’s security.
The S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace has mounted an advertisement campaign to encourage leaders in the Middle East to reach a just and comprehensive peace that will bring an end to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Beyond the legitimacy of the Palestinians’ right to a state of their own, it is clearly in Israel’s interest to reach a peace agreement based on two states for two people. The Jewish and Arab populations living between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River are almost equal. Only a two state solution guarantees a democratic homeland for the Jewish people. In addition, the vast majority of former Israeli defense and intelligence leaders agree that a Palestinian state is essential for Israel’s security.
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