One State, Two State: The Bi-National Dilemma in Israel/Palestine

Two-part elective exploring the history of the bi-national state and why it remains relevant today.

One State, Two State: The Bi-National Dilemma in Israel/Palestine

Session 1

Session 2

In these two sessions, Rachel Fish explores the history of the bi-national state – one state for two peoples – and why it remains relevant today.

Throughout the history of Zionism a variety of articulations were formulated about the construction of a future state; within the range of possibilities, a bi-national framework was believed to be a viable option. Advocates for a bi-national state transformed over time, from Jews to Arabs, as power dynamics changed in the territory of Mandatory Palestine and later the State of Israel. The desire to develop a bi-national state was no longer predicated upon ideological positions for coexistence but rather the push for ‘a state of all of its citizens.’

NOTE: This program was part of our Summer 2021 Virtual Symposium,  Torah of Possibility for an Uncertain Future

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