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The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East

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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 Israeli sovereignty in the region.

The reigning consensus in elite and academic circles is that the United States must seek to resolve the Palestinians' conflict with Israel by implementing the so-called two-state solu
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published March 4th 2014 by Crown Forum (first published August 13th 2013)
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Nathaniel Wyckoff
Sep 14, 2014 Nathaniel Wyckoff rated it it was amazing
This book was eye-opening. Ms. Glick begins with a clear, easily understood narrative that explains the sources of the Israeli-Palestinian problem. She places the conflict in its historical context, beginning with the Balfour Declaration and the British Mandate for Palestine. She then describes in great detail the Arab revolts against British military rule, to which the British responded with repeated attempts to appease the Arabs. The author also details the anti-Semitic British government's ef ...more
Kristina
Aug 04, 2015 Kristina rated it did not like it
Terribly written book. It Omits alot of history so that the author can prove how flawless Israel is. It takes a very Israel vs. the western World approach. To the point where the author basically calls everyone a racist because everyone is trying to get rid the Jewish state in one way or the other. Basically the author argues that if your leader is even a little pro-Palestinian , then you are anti-Semitic. Because no one in the world could ever form their own thoughts. Because the only People in ...more
Sarah
Jul 21, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing
The Israeli Solution: A one state-plan for peace in the middle east is an excellent and very compelling argument for the abandonment of the "two-state solution". Just today, I heard that, though Israel had accepted a cease-fire, Hamas rejected it. So Israel still has to defend itself against their enemies who do not desire peace with them, but desire their annihilation instead. This has been the case for many years, beginning even before Israel even existed as a state.

In this book, Caroline Gli
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Liz Terek
Apr 01, 2014 Liz Terek rated it it was amazing
The Israel Solution: Caroline Glick
Caroline Glick has penned a proposal of a one-state plan to achieve peace in the Middle East. From a majority standpoint, Biblical scholars & those of devout faith will agree that Israel should be given dominance over its own land. After all, Israel is home to God’s chosen people.
Diplomats & politicians, however, disagree. Their stance is that peace equals a picture of 2 states (Israel & Palestine) living harmoniously. Caroline Glick’s position is
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Ann Cuddy
Jul 01, 2014 Ann Cuddy rated it it was amazing
“A manifesto that exposes the flaws in the tw0state policy of the United States toward Israel and the Palestinians and offers a direct and powerful call for Israeli sovereignty in the region.”

This book, The Israeli Solution: A one-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East, is perhaps one of the most insightful books written about the generations-old “problem” of what to do with the Israeli’s and the Palestinian’s. It seems like every US president, past and current, have or have had “the answer”. Y
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Sam
Jun 16, 2014 Sam rated it it was amazing
Shelves: israel-history
Although the author is a bit redundant, especially in the final several chapters, she makes an outstanding case for the world to drop the "Two-State" solution between Israel and the Palestinians. To sum up the reason here would take too long, but suffice it to say, the "Palestinians" would end up being much better under a One-State solution, with Israel applying Israeli law to both Judea and Samaria (aka West Bank). Glick states that it would ensure that all of those individuals would, as Israel ...more
Peter
Jun 25, 2015 Peter rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Seminal, must read works exist in literature, philosophy, and political theory. For example, can one study the Cold War without having read George Kennan or discuss ethics without having read Rawls? In that vein, anyone who seeks to defend a position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict needs to have read Caroline Glick’s The Israeli Solution (2013).

Since Glick’s book is fairly recent, you are forgiven if you haven’t heard of it or haven’t got around to reading it. My hope is that this review wil
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Ted Hovey
Aug 15, 2014 Ted Hovey rated it really liked it
Caroline Glick makes a convincing case for a one-state solution to the conflict over Israel in her 2014 book, THE ISRAELI SOLUTION, A ONE-STATE PLAN FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. She presents strong evidence to support Israel's right to the land, including Judea and Samaria (the West Bank).

One strength of the book that I admire is the extensive documentation that Glick cites to support her arguments. In addition to a three-page bibliography, there are many footnotes - averaging forty-two per ch
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Bethany
Mar 10, 2014 Bethany rated it it was amazing
For anyone interested in the Middle East conflict, this is a must read! This is a superbly written, well researched book about the Israeli and Palestinian conflict that argues passionately for Israel and settles many misconceptions about the true situation. I know there is so much information in here that I never realized and I feel like it was presented in a very readable way.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is even remotely interested in supporting Israel and wants to be better infor
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Charlene Mathe
Dec 01, 2015 Charlene Mathe rated it it was amazing
The unexpected benefit of this book is Caroline Glick's review and analysis of historic claims to The Land, the performance of claimants in providing institutions of sovereignty, and the fundamentals of international law that should be applied to assert Israel's sovereignty on the Mandate area, less Gaza (because Israel formally relinquished it) and Jordan (which was awarded sovereignty in 1946). At a time when the West and the U.N. are doubling down on the delusion of a two-state solution, I ur ...more
Arthur Rabinovitz
Dec 14, 2014 Arthur Rabinovitz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
ooops i finished this a long time ago
Dan
Oct 07, 2015 Dan rated it really liked it
Parts of this book are "must read" stuff, especially the sections on actual on-the-ground demographics as demonstrated by consistent data and multiple analyses by professionals in free countries. There's also good historical stuff included (although little breaks new ground, the portion on the British experience during the Mandate is little covered in the West, so worth the time).

The main point is right up front and then doggedly pursued: it is more consistent with right, international law, Ame
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Peter
May 11, 2014 Peter rated it it was amazing
This is the most clear-eyed analysis of, and sensible solution to, the Israeli/Arab problem that you are ever likely to read. Only the most closed-minded, unpersuadable sorts of blame-Israel-firsters could absorb the hard facts in this book and yet fail to agree with Ms. Glick's proposals. Tragically, everything she says and everything she recommends will be willfully ignored by the usual international-affairs mandarins, to the shame of Western policymakers and the peril of Israelis and Arabs al ...more
Andy
Aug 12, 2015 Andy rated it it was amazing
After years of confusion and frustration, here's the simplest solution for the chaotic political situation in Israel. The "two-state" solution obviously won't work. After two decades of broken promises and terrorism, it's time for leaders in the U.S. and in Israel to give this obvious option serious consideration. If you've wanted to understand the dynamics of the complex situation, this book is well researched and written in plain language.
Cassandra
Mar 26, 2014 Cassandra rated it it was amazing

Cassandra's Review- Strategically written and executed this book is an amazing read. The author got her point across and opened some doors for conversations to take place. As an adult read or for younger adults this book is perfect in the sense that it will provide a jumping point for you to go however way you decide on the topic.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from blogging for books.
Ben Pashkoff
Mar 11, 2015 Ben Pashkoff rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, zionism
This took me way too long to finish - not because it was difficult or not interesting, rather, worth dwelling on many of the points she makes. I cannot doubt her integrity or the facts as she presents them. Granted, she has an ax to grind, but the facts she presents are accurate. SOME of the conclusions that she draws, I do take issue with, but the overall premise - that the US and the EU are either deluded or under still a pall of Antisemitism is unquestionable. It is also (or should be) obviou ...more
Grace
Jan 10, 2015 Grace rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Political science nuts, history geeks
In a word: Thorough.

The Israeli Solution is a very dense book full of information. You have historical data about Israel, Palestine, and just about everything regarding the two. It's exhausting to read at times, but complete for anyone doing research on this topic from the Israeli point of view.

Is it easy to read? Parts of it are. Parts of it are so boring you want to tear your eyes out. In the end, though, it's a pretty good book if you are interested in facts, backed up by lots and lots and
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Justin Howe
Mar 13, 2015 Justin Howe rated it really liked it
For decades, America has assumed that the source of conflict in the Middle East is the absence of a Palestinian state, and has therefore pursued creating one. While Israel has graciously accommodated this goal, Caroline Glick explains why the "two-state solution" is a failed model for peace and stability in the Middle East. Instead, she suggests that Israel should apply its sovereignty and law to the West Bank, incorporating it into greater Israel. The book does an excellent job of explaining th ...more
Lester Picker
Jan 26, 2015 Lester Picker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
paradigm shifting!

A truly paradigm shifting analysis of the Palestinian debacle. Should be required reading for all U.S. Policymakers. The author provides a concise and understandable overview of the Israeli claim to Judea and Samaria. Her one -state solution is compelling.
Kathleen Chriqui
Oct 07, 2015 Kathleen Chriqui rated it it was amazing
You can count on Caroline Glick for the truth about Israel's efforts towards a peace deal with her neighbors.
Bill
May 20, 2014 Bill rated it it was amazing
An Israeli one-state solution based on fact rather than the fantasies of Clinton, Bush, and Obama.
Shelley
Mar 15, 2014 Shelley rated it really liked it
An excellent, well-researched book presented in a most readable way.
Aviv Kotek
Aug 29, 2015 Aviv Kotek rated it liked it
Book did not deliver what I have expected, specially from Caroline Glick and her eloquence JPost writing. Arguments are a bit "normal" and book did not show any significance or "out of the box" thinking. Facts are presented quiet well but besides that book is average.

I might think that way maybe because I have read the ENG version and did not read the HEB ver, but still I do believe there are other books which can deliver a more deeply-thinking on the conflict and it solutions.
Michael Shayeson
Mar 22, 2016 Michael Shayeson rated it really liked it
Very interesting.
Neil Davis
Apr 11, 2015 Neil Davis rated it it was amazing
This is a must-read for anybody of any political or religious persuasion who has a genuine interest in a just and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is well-researched and thorough, and Glick's ideas truly have the potential to solve the seemingly unsolvable. Highly recommend.
Ron Gelber
Dec 12, 2015 Ron Gelber rated it it was amazing
A must read!
Gideon
Apr 29, 2014 Gideon rated it it was amazing
Glick makes the most convincing case possible for what is still an idea that does not appeal to many. Yet, what is the alternative?
Naftoli
Sep 06, 2014 Naftoli rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jewish, 2014, israel
Caroline Glick is a master of clarity; she has proved herself adept at making an arguably complex situation completely lucid.
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About Caroline B. Glick
(from her website)

I grew up in Chicago’s ultra-liberal Hyde Park neighborhood. Hyde Park’s most famous resident is Barack Obama.

I made aliyah to Israel in 1991, two weeks after receiving my BA in Political Science from another radical liberal stronghold — Columbia University in New York, otherwise known as Beir Zeit on the Hudson.

I joined the Israel Defense Forces that summe
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“Despite Netanyahu’s willingness to make concessions, Clinton and his advisers felt that he was not committed enough to the peace process. As a consequence, Clinton sent his senior election advisers to Israel to run Ehud Barak’s campaign.13 The American contribution to Barak’s election was so enormous that Israelis widely recognized that Barak owed his office to the Clinton administration.” 0 likes
“And yet despite the expansiveness of Barak’s offer, Arafat did not simply reject Barak’s offer; he refused even to make a counteroffer, signaling that he and the Palestinians were not interested in making peace with Israel. They indicated instead that it would be impossible for Israel to satisfy their demands and still exist as a nation.” 0 likes
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