Via Steve Clemons, whatever his other flaws may be, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert seems to understand the basic shape of the Israeli dilemma:

Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said failure to negotiate a two-state solution with the Palestinians would spell the end of the State of Israel.

He warned of a "South African-style struggle" which Israel would lose if a Palestinian state was not established.



We remember, of course, that people threw a fit when Jimmy Carter said this, but it's true whether or not people like to hear it. If Israel insists on governing millions of Palestinians forever and ever, those Palestinians are going to demand citizenship in the state that governs them.

Oh, well. Meanwhile, Commentary decides to be more Zionist than the PM and condemn Olmert.

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