Yahoo! News, Sep 6. 2009
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Former US Middle East.said Sunday Palestinian leaders were “seriously considering” a one-state solution for the , following a visit to the
“A majority of the Palestinian leaders with whom we met are seriously considering acceptance of one state, between the Mediterranean Sea,” Carter wrote in an op-ed piece in The Washington Post.and the
“By renouncing the dream of an independent Palestine, they would become fellow citizens with their Jewish neighbors and then demand equal rights within a democracy,” he explained. “In this non-violent civil rights struggle, their examples would be Mahatma Gandhi, . and Nelson Mandela.”
Carter noted that in doing so, Palestinian leaders were taking into consideration current demographic trends.
He said non-Jews were already a slight majority of total citizens in this area, “and within a few years Arabs will constitute a clear majority.”
Carter added that a two-state solution for the conflict was “clearly preferable” and had been embraced at the grass root level but that a one-state solution was “a more likely alternative to the present debacle.”