Bi-National Palestine, 1930

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To sum up the bi-national state trick is worthless. The crux of the problem remains the same old one: Jewish majority or Arab majority. For the Jews to agree to a minority status under the aegis of a bi-national regime would be suicidal. Nor can Arab nationalism be expected to welcome the opposite prospect.
To sum up the bi-national state trick is worthless. The crux of the problem remains the same old one: Jewish majority or Arab majority. For the Jews to agree to a minority status under the aegis of a bi-national regime would be suicidal. Nor can Arab nationalism be expected to welcome the opposite prospect.
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Some leading spirits of the great fraternity of Twaddle accuse me of scaring the Arabs away from every reasonable compromise. They say that every time such a compromise is suggested I hasten to give the show away by disclosing its hidden traps. In the present case, no doubt, the charge will be repeated: the Twaddle fraternity will complain that the Arabs might let themselves be enticed by the safety-catch of a bi-national constitution had I, or such as I, not betrayed to them the secret that the safety-catch is a dummy, and the unpleasant subject of the unpleasant controversy remains unpleasantly the same: who is to rule Palestine? a Jewish or an Arab majority?
Some leading spirits of the great fraternity of Twaddle accuse me of scaring the Arabs away from every reasonable compromise. They say that every time such a compromise is suggested I hasten to give the show away by disclosing its hidden traps. In the present case, no doubt, the charge will be repeated: the Twaddle fraternity will complain that the Arabs might let themselves be enticed by the safety-catch of a bi-national constitution had I, or such as I, not betrayed to them the secret that the safety-catch is a dummy, and the unpleasant subject of the unpleasant controversy remains unpleasantly the same: who is to rule Palestine? a Jewish or an Arab majority?

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