Jack Kelly

Mideast commentator brings protest at CMU

Ali Abunimah, a writer and commentator on the Middle East and Arab-American affairs and co-founder of the Web site “Electronic Intifada,” laid out his opposition to a two-state solution to the Mideast peace process yesterday. The Middle East peace process is phony, Abunimah said, because what Israel wants to do — with U.S. complicity — is to set up independent homelands similar to the apartheid system under white-ruled South Africa. The apartheid system is so far advanced that a two-state solution to the conflict is no longer possible, he told about 100 students. What is needed is a unitary state in which Israelis and Palestinians would have equal rights, Abunimah said.