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Singapore Sees ‘No Alternative’ to 2-State Solution for Israel and Palestinians

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong cited the “enormous human tragedy” of the Israel-Hamas war, saying there’s no alternative to a two-state solution to ensure peace between Israelis and Palestinians.




Lee spoke with Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore.
 
 

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21 Responses to “Singapore Sees ‘No Alternative’ to 2-State Solution for Israel and Palestinians”

  • Dalai Says "Read My Lips":

    The proposed solution ‘two-state solution’ in context of reality is also absurd. The Palestinians have no history of democratic society or institutions. Look around at their neighbors, and you’ll see what their eventual fate is.
    Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Libya, all led or were recently led by absolute dictators. It’s nonsense to discuss or expect a western model of govt in this neighborhood.

    The other side to this issue not mentioned is the ‘real desire’ of Palestinian Arabs for peace with the Israeli Jews. There is almost certainly a majority who favor continued “resistance” over compromise and peace. In the last Palestinian Authority election, the Palestinians gave a clear majority to Hamas, which has openly declared that it will never agree to peace with Israeli Jews.

    There is much blame to to be assigned, perhaps equally, to both the Israelis and the Palestinians for the on-going problems. It is heartbreaking to know that this generation of “leaders” has created so much damage that there is only a minuscule amount of goodwill available for meaningful peace and autonomy. But at the the end of the day it comes down to the fact that the Arab League could not defeat a nascent Israel in 1948 and has found its military position tenuous ever since. What could not be achieved militarily is now trying to be achieved by means of terrorism and the occasional diplomacy. And, if one is to take Hamas, Hezbollah, and their Iranian supporters at their word (and why not?), the goal of the destruction of Israel remains the same.

    How about my own third solution? The Americans STOP giving aid to both parties, and walk away from mediating between the Israelis and Palestinians. Enough of “maybe this will work”…it hasn’t for decades. After all, the Israel/Palestine issue is not the only problem (or the most pressing problem) that faces the world…in the parlance of our times, this issue is ‘sucking up too much oxygen”. If they want peace, let them work out a solution themselves.

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  • Two state:

    The two state solution is not new…try many times before.
    Need to understand why is was rejected in the past and by who…fact is stranger than truth.

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  • Harmus:

    Pinky statement re 2-state solution is nothing, just simply parroting what was suggested before!

    How to have peace if there is real threat by Hamas to destroy Israel?

    “Hamas is a Palestinian group which has run Gaza since 2007. The name is an acronym for Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiya, which means Islamic Resistance Movement. The group wants to destroy Israel and replace it with an Islamic state.”

    Only solution is to eliminate Hamas to start any peace talk!

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  • @History aside

    I cannot picture myself (as a Palestinian) living side by side with a Jews that is responsible for the death and destruction of my family and homes.

    As a human being, that is already an impossibility, Palestinians or Jews.

    Try living with a neighbor in a HDB flat side by side, if this neighbor of yours has killed your entire family, do you honestly think you can do it?

    So in conclusion, there can be no 2 state solution, one has to go, and my preference would be Israel because they are fascist, arrogant and so self-entitled. Add history, they are also invaders.

    My 2 cents.

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  • SINGAROAR:

    He should ask the Israeli citizens in Singapore to leave. Keeping the Israeli citizens in Singapore could be read as support for the genocide in GAZA.

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  • Calm needed:

    Need to be calm.
    Spreading hatred and anti nation views not going to make the bad situation any better.
    Now it is already hard enough to solve the problem there with so much innocent people from both side suffering.
    When will mankind learn that we are our brothers keeper?

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  • Harmus No More:

    Isaiah 5:20
    Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

    Evil Hamas has to go to start peace talk! The Promised Land initially belong to Israel – Palestinians are the illegal inhabitants!

    To solve the conflict the neighbouring Islamic nations can accommodate the Palestinians & return the property to its rightful owner Israel!

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    @ He should ask the Israeli citizens in Singapore to leave. Keeping the Israeli citizens in Singapore could be read as support for the genocide in GAZA.

    Nope.
    Unless they break the law.

    Even though Sg reprimand Russia against her invasion of Ukraine, there are still thousands of Russians in Sg.

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  • SINGAROAR:

    @Harmus No More:

    How is Israel the rightful owner of the land?

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  • SGAI:

    Dalai Says "Read My Lips": Enough of “maybe this will work”…it hasn’t for decades.

    Yes and thus, it is madness to keep doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results.

    German and Japanese badly wanted peace after WWII. They are where they are now.

    Palestinian had been educating itself to such an effect today. Just like China kept educating hatred for Japanese of WW2, ultimately there will be a price to pay for, everyone.

    If Japanese was kept educated generations after generations on HATRED of what atomic bomb caused, anyone thinks Japan can be the asia economic giant now?

    I do agree that if they (Israelis & Palestinian) want peace, let them work out a solution themselves… however, if the destruction IS NOT GREAT enough, no one will look at peace.

    Say a destruction that caused 50% Israelis annihilatd, Palestinians almost gone extinct with other middle-east countries who fights Israel lost more than 30%~80% of their population, then this generation may have a nice take away and have sincere peace until the next cycle repeats.

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  • SGAI:

    Dalai Says "Read My Lips": Enough of “maybe this will work”…it hasn’t for decades.

    Yes and thus, it is madness to keep doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results.

    German and Japanese badly wanted peace after WWII. They are where they are now.

    Palestinian had been educating itself to such an effect today. Just like China kept educating hatred for Japanese of WW2, ultimately there will be a price to pay for, everyone.

    If Japanese was kept educated generations after generations on HATRED of what atomic bomb caused, anyone thinks Japan can be the asia economic giant now?

    I do agree that if they (Israelis & Palestinian) want peace, let them work out a solution themselves… however, if the destruction IS NOT GREAT enough, no one will look at peace.

    Say a destruction that caused 50% Israelis annihilatd, Palestinians almost gone extinct with other middle-east countries who fights Israel lost more than 30%~80% of their population, then this generation may have a nice take away and have sincere peace until the next cycle repeats.

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  • SINGAROAR:

    @PAP mandate strong
    We have a huge Muslim population as our neighbours. Decades ago Faber House, on Orchard Road where the Israeli Embassy used to be was bombed. It is safer for the population to have the Israeli citizens expelled than to keep them here. As more countries combine and expel the Jews it may force them into a peaceful settlement with the Palestinians.

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  • Johorian:

    SINGAROAR: It is safer for the population to have the Israeli citizens expelled than to keep them here. As more countries combine and expel the Jews it may force them into a peaceful settlement with the Palestinians.

    I suggest Singapore’s national education had failed.

    I am honor to see Singaporean are not only Confused, in Doubt but also in Denial.

    When we start demanding Singapore returned to Malaysia, let’s see what this Singaporean will say. Hope Jews will be on your side?

    Will it be SingaRoar or SingaCrawl?

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  • SINGAROAR:

    @Johorian:

    What are you advocating? Possible peace between the Palestinians and Israel? Or the killing and murder of civilians in GAZA for the Zionists to occupy? You are confused in comparing Singapore’s sovereignty with Israel. We got our independence from the British by being part of Malaya. Later because of differences Tunku Abdul Rahman kicked us out of Malaysia and we became a republic. Israel was carved out of Palestine in 1948 by the British for supporting them in the First World War. It was not that the residents in the area could continue to live in Israel. They were forced out of their homes even though they had keys to the properties. They were made refugees for 75years and the Zionists have been pushing them into GAZA to occupy more lands. It is an inhuman act. So again I ask, what are you advocating?

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  • Johorian:

    @ SINGAROAR

    Glad that you talk about independence from the British by being part of Malaya!

    State of Jews was partitioned by British under madate in ‘Palestine’ which was part of defeated Ottoman Empire together with the partitioned Arab state!

    You blamed British for partitioning of Israel state. Blamed UN res 181 passing recognition of Israel.

    Ain’t you advocating the same that Singapore belonged to Malaysia? Worse, Singapore did not had UN res! Singapore simply ‘just left’ the malaysia as a previously being a state of malaysia.

    Ok, what am I advocating? I advocate that Singapore should fight against anyone in the future trying to kick Singaporean into the sea! Just as I would advocate Israel fight to wipe HAMAS from earth surface.

    Gazan? They will have peace after Hamas eliminated. Then, the whole Gaza must be de-militarized. They will never have any big guns, they can have small guns for the police to enforce social order.

    Same goes for west bank! If Lebanon not enough, try attack again, it shall be de-militarized too.

    Of course, unless you disagree with singapore’s sovereignty? After all, what is 58 years compared to 75 years?

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  • There can NEVER be a 2 states solution if you are asking 2 parties who murdered each other’s family to live side by side. One party has to go, period. Biden would be a fool to think that he can control everything, especially when he is the one who supported the genocide in Gaza. Hamas will not be gone and it will surface 5 to 10 years later much stronger and determined to exert revenge on Israel.

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  • SINGAROAR:

    @jOHORIAN
    i think you are missing the point that when we got our independence from the British and later became a Republic, no one lost their homes and became refugees. The Israelis forced the Palestinians out of their homes in the State of Israel with no compensation or alternate solution. It is theft. 700,000 people were forced out of the State and the ZIONIST have been pushing all these refugees into GAZA. Hamas is a creation of the Zionists and was funded by the State of Israel to counter the PLO. The Zionists forced the Palestinians out of their lands in GAZA and the West Bank and occupied it. Please don’t support murders and killings of any race. All human life is sacred and should be preserved. We should support a peace process not further loss of lives.

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  • Johorian:

    @SINGAROAR
    In the Arab State, no one will lose their home and become refugee too when they accept the two state solution in 1947.

    SINGAROAR: The Israelis forced the Palestinians out of their homes in the State of Israel with no compensation or alternate solution. It is theft. 700,000 people were forced out of the State and the ZIONIST have been pushing all these refugees into GAZA.

    State which year please. Are you referring to after Nov 1947 UN Res 181? And do you know what happened after that? Arabs in the Jewish state increased their terror attacks! So, if you are not happy with your gov, you have 3 choices:
    1. Leave,
    2. Stay on and Terrorize,
    3. Stay on and Accept.

    Choice 2 is the most ugliest. And as gov, any gov, they are head on with choice 2. Whereas Israel had Choice 4 at that time, chase them out.

    And you and me have Choice 5 – Democracy- votes.

    Or I should assumed you are refering to the independence war which was after Israel declared independence approx 6 months after the UN Res 181 passed witg 2/3 majority in assigning Jewish state and Arab state. The Arab state started the war, the proxy war under Jordan and Egypt. Jordan and Egypt moved the Arabs in Gaza and West Bank into their land for their ‘safety’ while warring with Israel. Israel won the war, thus occupied the land of Arab state.

    Forced out? Yes. Who caused it.

    If Malaysia should go back on its arrangement with the British, just like the Arabs refused British mandate in partioning, you think Singapore will be Singapore? How many times Malaysia threatened with cutting of water supply until your Old Lee decided to be self-sufficient with water? You don’t have a price to pay for increased and increasing water borne taxes?

    Some people do not honor agreements, under several reasons and motives.
    For little people like us, with have court to go to, and long process and time for justice. Enforceable by more time and money paid for.

    Between country and country is agreements are not upheld. The obvious option is go for international bodies for justic like UN or ICJ. Whether they are of any usefulness is another matter. Just like China, it can reject any judgment not in favour of her. Because it simply can!

    Why not the Arabs accepted the UN Res 181, which was passed with majority in favour of 2-states? Why CFCM after losing the war, losing life, losing home?

    SINGAROAR: Hamas is a creation of the Zionists and was funded by the State of Israel to counter the PLO

    What’s your point to this? Please explain.
    Just like Chiang Kai-shek was funded by Soviet Union in the early days?
    Like KMT secretly funded by CCP currently?
    Tell us, what is your point? Please explain.

    SINGAROAR: Please don’t support murders and killings of any race. All human life is sacred and should be preserved. We should support a peace process not further loss of lives.

    I can say I disagree with you. Why don’t you go live in Israel at the border near to Lebanon, Gaza or West Bank? And then educate us about peace and how one can obtain it? Too far? How about living in Northern Myanmar now?

    Peace? You got no right to ask for it as you do not understand what it meant to protect peace.

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  • Johorian:

    @SINGAROAR

    By the way, Singapore Begged the British to extend the staying of troops in Singapore during the early years of independent. For fun?

    And By the way 2nd time, Singapore seeked help from Israel in training the military for some years. For fun too?

    Miss the point? I think you had missed the whole forest.
    If the no. of people missing the forest are big enough, you might miss the whole singapore sovereignty someday!

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  • SINGAROAR:

    @Johorian
    Difference between the declared State of Israel, Malaysia and Singapore, we fought for independence from our colonial masters.The British took land from what was known as Palestine and gave it to the Jews as a reward for supporting them in the First World War thus dividing the people in the region. It is the same as India, Pakistan and Kashmir whose people are continually at war. The Jews should have joined the people in the region to fight for independence but they conspired with the British to get a State of Israel declared.Moving forward in the 1970’s when the PLO under Yasser Arafat almost negotiated for peace, the Israeli government creates,trains and funds Hamas so please don’t blame the Arabs who oppose the Israel State as it was nothing but theft of lands and it is going on until today under guise as defense.

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  • Johorian:

    @ SINGAROAR

    Singapore fought for independence?
    Please read history again.
    Chinese in early years were fighting for a remote state of China under communism!

    That includes Chinese in Malaysia. Chinese in Indonesia.
    Wondered why there were so much hostilities towards Chinese in those years?

    Please lah, British was urgently wanted to leave this region. Other than Chinese, not many other races were interested in so-call independence.

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