Ali Abunimah debates Avika Eldar on Canadian radio

1 October 2007

On 24 September 2007, EI’s Ali Abunimah appeared on the Canadian Brodcasting Corporation program, The Current with host Anna Maria Tremonti. Abunimah was invited to take part in a debate with Israeli journalist and political columnist for the Israeli daily Haaretz, Akiva Eldar.

“It’s a situation few could have predicted could actually get worse. But Israel’s declaration last week that Gaza is now an “enemy entity” has left many fearing the potential for all out war.

Already, Israel has shut down supplies to Gaza in response to rocket attacks on the south of the country. Humanitarian agencies are now calling the region a disaster zone. In the West Bank, prospects for peace look little better. Despite Israel’s repeated promises to reduce the number of roadblocks, the tally is up over 50 percent in the past two years with a total of 572 roadblocks around the area.

All this has many — once again — questioning the viability of a two-state solution and whether the controversial one-state proposal is even worth talking about.

The Current hosted Abunimah and Eldar to discuss the feasibility, desirability and seeming impossibility of a one-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Akiva Eldar is an Israeli journalist and political columnist for Haaretz. He is also the author of Lords of the Land: The War for Israel’s Settlements in the Occupied Territories, 1967-2007.

And Ali Abunimah is a Palestinian-American journalist and the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse.”