Book Review: The Israeli Solution

One State Plan for Peace in the Middle East
The Israeli Solution
A One State Plan For Peace in the Middle East
By Caroline Glick 

"A manifesto that exposes the flaws in the two state policy of the United States toward Israel and the Palestinians and offers a direct and powerful call for Israel sovereignty in the region. The reigning consensus in elite and academic circles is that the United States must seek to resolve the Palestinian conflict with Israel by implementing the so called two state solution. The great irony is that the two state solution is one of the most irrational and failed policies the United States has ever adopted. The Israeli Solution traces the history and false assumptions that this two state policy is based upon, most notably the huge errors made in counting the actual numbers of Jews and Arabs in the region, along with the willful neglect of Israel's strong claims to territorial sovereignty under international law as well as polling data showing the Palestinian people admire Israeli democracy. With a half century spent chasing a two state policy that hasn't brought Israel and Palestine any closer to peace, The Israel Solution offers an alternative way toward stability in the Middle East that includes a strident call for Israeli sovereignty of Judea and Samaria."

Caroline Glick is the senior contributing editor to the Jerusalem Post where she writes two weekly syndicated columns. Her writing has also been published in leading newspapers and journals, including the Wall Street Journal National Review and the Journal of International Security Affairs and Commentary. She is a frequent television and radio commentator in Israel and the United States, the director of the Israel Security Project at the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Los Angeles and an adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Center for Security Policy in Washington D.C. In 2009 Glick founding the popular Hebrew media satire website where she writes a regular blog and serves as editor in chief. She lives in Jerusalem with her family. 

I think there is a lot to be said about the whole Israel Palestine conflict, and although I'm not sure exactly how I feel about what the right answer is, I have to agree that what is going on now isn't working. Caroline Glick has a vast knowledge about the issues that she shares in her book, and I learned a lot, even though I wished there would have been a more neutral viewpoint. If you liked the Mormonizing of America, Battalion  or Redemption I think you'd enjoy the history and political book that is the Israeli Solution. 

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