Taking their inspiration from the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, a group calling themselves the 18 calls for political action against the amorphous notion of a two state solution. Two states in their view (see their manifesto) entails the following:
Once two-state is tipped over into irreversibility the deluge will leave Judea and Samaria bulldozed flat as surely as disengagement flattened Gush Katif; a divided Jerusalem a fait accompli; an internationalized Jerusalem a possibility; the Temple Mount in the possession of the Waqf in perpetuity; and the image of a bifurcated, ethnically neutral Israel looming on the horizon. Peace Now will be driving the bus.
And we must always factor in Arab propaganda. Holocaust denial has been joined by “Temple denial” as part of the ongoing Arab strategy to delegitimize Jewish claims to holy sites and to Jerusalem itself.
There’s not a lot of evidence on the site (though the video attempts to point out a connection between Mumbai and a potential palestinean state). Muffti in particular is confused on how separating the two leads to an ethnically neutral Israel.
Their plan of action is equally sketchy:
But first, we must do what all rebels do. Throw up roadblocks, slow down the momentum toward two-state inevitability. Keep the damn thing from tipping over.
The urgency is spurred on, according to them, by an Obama administration coupled with democrats in congress and the senate. Of course, Bush was himself a two-stater – as he said (according to Ynet) recently:
“I was the first American President to call for a Palestinian state, and building support for the two-state solution has been one of the highest priorities of my Presidency. To earn the trust of Israeli leaders, we made it clear that no Palestinian state would be born of terror.
Bush also was a leader with a mandate and control of both houses. And we see not a whole lot of evidence for there being 2 states.
You can probably guess where Muffti stands w/r/t the 18, but as usual he’s happy to be edumacated by y’all. Thoughts and feelings?