The current Israeli government has no interest in any plausible version of a two-state solution. The current government also has no intention whatsoever of affirming equal citizenship of the Arab inhabitants of the West Bank within the overall Israeli control system. So what now?

The inclusion of Isaac Herzog in a unity government would not have altered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s interest in the perpetuation of the current state of affairs, which can best be described as either indefinite occupation or a system tending toward apartheid. Neither is acceptable either morally or in current international law.

I agree with Michael Lerner’s creative proposal in this issue of Tikkun: the notion that liberal and progressive Jews should continue to imagine and support both a viable two-state solution and an egalitarian one within the territorial boundaries of the current control system, the old Palestin­ian Mandate....

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