Senator Brownback: PA Incapable of Effective Rule

(IsraelNN.com) United States Senator Sam Brownback (R-KN) spoke at the Jerusalem Conference on Tuesday and warned that the Palestinian Authority is not capable of controlling the areas it claims for a future PA state. “The Palestinian Authority has not proven capable of effectively administering the West bank or the Gaza Strip,” he said.

Brownback expressed doubt over the chances of creating a viable PA state. “If our leaders talk in terms of a 2-state solution,” he said, “it is high time that we start thinking about Jordan as the second state in that equation.” Brownback called on Israeli leaders to make it clear that Jerusalem will remain under Israeli sovereignty under any future peace deal.

This conference is the beginning of a campaign to put alternatives on the table to the two-state solution.

More about this later.

February 19, 2008 | 4 Comments »

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  1. A few years ago when he lectured at the pro-Israel conference at York. Khalid Toameh, a journalist with the Jerusalem Post, said that the West Bank was not viable

  2. Norman, the only fresh approach needed is the one where all this nonsense about two countries living side by side in peace. This idea should be trashed along with those Israelis who are trying to make the impossible possible. Thinking Jordan should take over Judea & Samaria is a joke. Consider what will happen after Jordan’s king is dead. What then? If Jordan is willing to assist the Palestinians, then they should provide land, homes and jobs inside Jordan since they have a large country with plenty of space. Israel’s land is and should be for Jews who wish to live in Israel.

  3. As I mentioned in my previous post – treating the conflict as purely quantitative will not work. A two state solution would require an enormous numbers of problems to be solved – a number of which are quite intractable. Since the Oslo concept is at a dead end both literally and politically, its time to look at fresh approaches.