From the moment Israel was reborn as a modern nation, neighboring Arab countries and soon after other worldwide countries started to work overtime on a plan to thwart her growth if not her very existence. As it turned out, the UN, the very organization used as a platform to Israel's rebirth out of the ashes of the Holocaust, has passed more resolutions against Israel since 1948 that any other country in the world.
Today, many solutions are brought forward to bring peace in the middle east between Jews and Arabs. While common sense dictates that any good solution requires compromise which is a bilateral effort, the options presented to Israel seem to be unilateral at best. At the end of the day, the destruction of Israel is always part of the equation, either in an obvious or insidious manner.
Three recurring options can be defined.
1. A Two-State Solution
Based on direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the Two-State Solution envisions two countries side-by-side: Israel and Palestine, carved out of the Land currently know as the State of Israel. Constant disagreements pertaining to borders and sensitive areas such as the Temple Mount have rendered the Two-State solution very unlikely. Yet it continues to be pursued.
Regardless of the numerous geographical, political and spiritual roadblocks, many countries have pushed for Israelis and Palestinians to "get along" and live side-by-side. Just about all American presidents have tried to bring about a Two-State Solution since the first attempt was presented by the Peel Commission Report of 1937 under the British Mandate of Palestine.
Beyond governments, grass root movements such as Christ at the Checkpoint (CatC) have organized conferences (2010 and upcoming in March 2012) at the Bethlehem College of the Bible. Under the guise of hope, peacemaking and reconciliation, this gathering turns out to be a hateful parade of politically correct pro-Palestinians and anti-Zionists wanting nothing less than Israel admitting her "colonialist" approach to the middle east crisis. Their agenda is only fueled further by recent movies such as With God on Our Side or Little Town of Bethlehem were Israel is clearly (but inaccurately) represented as the oppressor or "New Nazi of the Middle east" creating an "apartheid nation". Both movies are boldly endorsed by an array of Evangelical Christians.
Even though many Israelis and Palestinian might genuinely be in favor of a Two-State Solution, the Palestinian leadership has made it impossible to achieve, especially when one looks at their unilateral demands. The Two-State solution is NO SOLUTION!
2. A One-State Solution
Another way to possibly solve the volatile situation in the middle east is to create a One-State Solution. The current boundaries of the State of Israel being used as the One State where both Israelis and Palestinians would coexist. This solution is usually favored by Israeli Arabs while it receives very little support from Israeli Jews. It has found much support in academic circles worldwide where for ideological reasons if nothing else, it seems to be the most viable option. Incidentally, if Israel remained the sole nation under the One-State Solution, Israeli Arabs would benefit from the perks of the only democracy in the middle east (not to mention the treatment of women under Muslim rule).
The One-State Solution with both Palestinian and Israeli receiving identical citizenship would only lead to an steady increase in Palestinian birthrate thus forwarding the Palestinians to the forefront demographically and eventually politically, giving them a majority in Israeli government. I will let you imagine the rest of the story.
As ludicrous as the solution might be, it is very popular in academic circles as we can see by the upcoming conference to be held at Harvard University on March 3 and 4, 2012 known as the One State Conference. This conference of hatred includes speakers such as Ilan Pappe (a radical Jewish leftist), Ali Abunimah, Executive Director of The Electronic Intifada and many other highly biased pro-Palestinians.
The One-State solution is NO SOLUTION but a DISSOLUTION of the State of Israel waiting to happen!
2. A No-State Solution
Then of course we can always go for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's solution, the "NO STATE SOLUTION. in 2005, he was quoted saying that he wanted Israel to be "wiped off the face of the map", a statement highly reminiscent of the one made by the enemies of Israel in Psalm 83:4:
They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, That the name of Israel be remembered no more.”
Ahmadinejad is laughing at Western Civilization's impotence as he fine tunes his nuclear arsenal.
A No-State solution is obviously NO SOLUTION, yet all factors indicate that Iran is months away from having enough nuclear power to eradicate Israel and even parts of the United States.
What a relief though, that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob holds Israel in the palm of his hands and considers the Jewish people as "the apple of my eye" (Zechariah 2:8).
Yet, there is one state that is most important to all, and that is the state of one's heart.
We must all give our heart to God by accepting the free gift of salvation and the only possible reconciliation between Jews and Arab, and that is the death and resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah for all people. (Isaiah 52:13-53:12, John 1:12, Romans 6:23). Only through Yeshua's love can enemies be reconciled.
The state of your heart is the only one state that matters to God so consider giving it fully to Yeshua!