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        7/10/2013, Av 3, 5773

      Knesset Approves Discussing "Two State Solution"


      The Knesset early evening on Wednesday approved a bid to hold a discussion on the concept of "two states for two peoples" in the Knesset plenum. The "two state solution" as it is often called, would ostensibly divide all Jews into the State of Israel and all Arabs into a State of Palestine. The regions of Judea and Samaria would be removed from Israeli jurisdiction and incorporated into a State of Palestine according to many versions of the idea.

      Advocates of the idea say it would bring peace between the two groups or at least end any violence between them. Those Jewish residents against the idea say that it would be unfair to divide historically Jewish land further and site the Disengagement from Gaza in 2005 as a past example of failure. Those Arab residents against the idea say that they deserve all of what is currently the State of Israel and should not be expected to settle for only part of the land. Others against the idea say that a multi-cultural society with Arabs and Jews living together, much like the status quo, is the solution.