Wright says the route to peace in the Middle East may be pursuing a one-state solution, which could lead to a two-state solution. Palestine could force peace by giving up on violence as a tool of persuasion, giving up on the current round of negotiations, and holding demonstrations in which people ask for only the right to vote, stating that if they live under Israeli rule, and Israel is a democracy, they should be part of it. Such a peaceful approach would gain international support and would force Israel’s hand. Leaving the problem unresolved is only keeping Israel on the path to catastrophe.
Wright is a New York Times columnist.