Instigator / Pro
0
1378
rating
36
debates
38.89%
won
Topic

Two-State Solution

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Arguments points
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3
Sources points
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2
Spelling and grammar points
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1
Conduct points
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1

With 1 vote and 7 points ahead, the winner is ...

Patmos
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Category
Politics
Time for argument
One week
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One month
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
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Characters per argument
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Contender / Con
7
1629
rating
16
debates
78.13%
won
Description
~ 347 / 5,000

First Round - Main Argument.
Second Round - Rebuttals
Third Round - Rebuttals
Fourth Round - Rebuttals
Fifth Round - Final Argument.

My Position:
The best result to the current conflict between Israel and Palestine is the Jewish people having their own nation-state (Israel) and the Palestinian people having their own nation-state (Palestine).

Round 1
Pro
Forfeited
Con
I'm going to be honest. I forgot about this debate. Now I only have an hour left to post and I'll have to keep this short and sweet.

The Two-State solution has a rather critical flaw.

It's been tried for the past 70 years and no one has managed to make it work. If my opponent could find a way to make it work that would make him the greatest diplomat since WWII.

The reason it hasn't worked is that Palestinians won't accept the deal. Multiple times Israel has agreed to the two-state solution but Palestine always refuses even when the deal is weighted heavily in their favor. They will not rest until Israel is destroyed and Jews are all removed from the land. This is per the charter of the Palestinian Authority.

Consider the Khartoum resolution as well in which the Arab League announced its infamous "three nos" 

1. No peace with Israel
2. No recognition of Israel.
3. No negotiations with Israel.


Also note this statement in the stated intent of Hamas. "Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it."


Until Palestinians are ready to accept the existence of a Jewish State the Two-State solution is doomed to fail.

Round 2
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Extend my arguments.
Round 3
Pro
Forfeited
Con
extend my arguments.
Round 4
Pro
I've got too much work to do, and I don't have much time for debating now. I guess we'll have to end this debate. Vote for the Contender please.
Con
Extend My arguments. I accept Pro's concession. Vote con.
Round 5
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Extend my arguments. Please vote con.