Seeking an Alternative to Two States

“We don’t want to live under illusions,” Jabari told SPIEGEL ONLINE. “The creation of a Palestinian state is impossible. It is against our religious principles because we cannot give up land. The idea is a stillbirth.”As an alternative, Jabari envisions a single state within which Palestinians live legally and in peace with their Jewish neighbors. And he has taken significant steps to make that vision a reality. For several years, Jabari has nurtured contacts with Jewish leaders in Hebron and has hosted several meetings aimed at, as he says, “eliminating the hate that has been building in recent generations.”

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