Originally posted by @no1marauder
This is an improper thread to continue this discussion in, but your false claim was that "If so, that approval never has come close to translating into enough American politicians supporting that kind of Palestinian state."
Your attempt to move the goalposts when yet again proven wrong is intellectually dishonest. Most American politicians, like most Americans period, support an equitable, two State solution.
The troll No1Marauder apparently hates me more than he professes to oppose Israel's oppression of the Palestinians.
"Most American politicians, like most Americans period, support an equitable, two State solution."
As an ignorant ethnocentric American (who apparently wants to believe that the USA has
been consistently 'even-handed' in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict) No1Marauder's determined
to believe that what the USA has offered to the Palestinians is an 'equitable solution'.
No survey of ignorant Americans or of American politicians (typically afraid of the Israeli lobby)
has the divine right to determine what's 'equitable' for the Palestinians.
What Israel and the USA offer to the Palestinians is less 'equitable' than what the UK
offered to the Irish in the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty (an Irish Free State in 26 of 32 counties),
which No1Marauder (the only person to use the term 'ACLE' ) has long condemned as unjust.
Real Palestinians (whom No1Marauder never has met) know that the USA has long been
"Israel's lawyer" (to quote Rashid Khalidi) and it's too late for any 'equitable solution'.
Many Palestinians might still grudgingly accept the remnants of independent statehood
on offer ONLY because it's less intolerable than the increasingly unbearable status quo.
But hardly any educated Palestinian would truly believe that this 'solution' is equitable.
Some corrupt Palestinian politicians (apparently bought by Western money) may mouth
the words that the USA or even Israel demand to hear, just like some American 'Indian'
chiefs once mouthed similar words and signed similar 'equitable' peace treaties with the USA.
Like other white Americans then or now, No1Marauder may like to pretend that most
American 'Indians' regarded their chiefs' treaties with the US government as 'equitable'.
As many critics (Palestinian and not) have pointed out, the 'two state solution' fails to
address sufficiently the plight of the refugees of 1948, who have longed to return to their
homes in what's now parts of the state of Israel. And it fails to address to continuing
racist oppression of the Palestinians who are legally (Arab) citizens of Israel.
Although No1Marauder's criticisms of Israel may be better than nothing in a US political context,
real Palestinians should know that No1Marauder's far from being a sincere well-informed
friend of the Palestinians, who knows the realities of their lives. Despite all of his political
naiveté, at least Sonhouse has been a friend of some Palestinians in real life.
P.S. Thanks to my usual trolls for 'thumbing down' this post in less time than would be needed to read it.