Monday, August 25, 2014

A Book Review of The Israeli Solution by Caroline Glick

I am 51 years old.  Every president I can remember has tried to broker “peace in the middle east” and every one has failed.   Caroline Glick helps me understand why.  The two-state solution has been assumed to be the only solution for so long that most of us never consider the alternative--a one-state solution.
Glick deals one by one with the arguments against Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria (with Israeli citizenship offered to Arabs living in those regions.)  Those Arabs who do not wish death to all Jews would benefit from the stability and civility of Israeli law compared to life under PLO terrorist rule.  Those Arabs who wish death to all Jews will never be content with any “solution” other than the total destruction of any Jewish state and its citizens.  The one-state solution would work for all those who truly want to live in peace, and would improve the economic well-being and physical safety of Arabs who chose to live as Israeli citizens or permanent residents.

This is an important book with historical perspective and practical analysis of demographics, economics, and other concerns.  The only way to improve this book, in my opinion, would be to include more and larger maps for those of us who are more visual learners.

I received a free review copy of this book from the publisher, Crown Forum, through the Blogging for Books program.