Caroline Glick’s new book, The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan For Peace in the Middle East,is a one-stop shop for all the information one needs in order to better understand what has happened, what is happening, and what is to come regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, says Bryce Neier, a civil lawyer focused on international law.
Glick, who currently serves as the deputy managing editor of TheJerusalem Post, makes a compelling argument and offers a feasible “one state” solution to the Middle Eastern conflict, enabling the average citizen to understand and partake in the world’s conversation surrounding the ongoing conflict between Palestine and Israel.
A former Netanyahu foreign policy staffer, Glick gives readers a clear understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in its entirety, from the initial centuries-old clashes to the current players, and prospective problems that could ensue if these issues remain unresolved.
According to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israel will run the risk of becoming an “apartheid” state if a two-state solution is not soon reached. In response to Kerry’s plea for a two-state agreement, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told The Daily Beast that Kerry is simply reiterating his belief that a two-state solution is the only solution.
A two-state policy has become the general consensus among the American elite because many believe it’s the only way for both the Israelis and Palestinians to lead the lives they so please, explains Bryce Neier.Thedaunting combination of two conflicting nations living side by side, with two distinct demographics, makes a two-state solution appear to be the only obvious choice.
The Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI) is not taking lightly to Kerry’s continued remarks regarding the current state of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Committee took particular offense toKerry’s use of the word “apartheid” to describe the possible future of Israel, which many feel was uncalled for and not helpful in any way.
Yet, a two-state solution is not the only option on the table and Glick makes this loud and clear. In her book, she exposes the many flaws she believes exist in the current two-state policy that the U.S. has so heavily favored. Not only does she offer all the need-to-know facts surrounding the ongoing problems, she also offers her version of a feasible solution, taking readers step-by-step on how a plan could and should be implemented.
The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan For Peace in the Middle East, published by Crown Forum, hit bookshelves on March 4. “In its simplest form, the informative book is an in-your-face compilation about the Palestinians, the Israelis and the U.S. relationship -past and present - with Israel,” explains Bryce Neier, whose focus on Middle Easternhas led him to attend numerous conferences regarding the worldly conflicts. Glick’s one-state plan entails the application of Israel sovereignty through the enforcement of Israeli law over the west bank of the Jordan River.
Some are calling the book provocative, as Glick raises ideas outside the current status quo, explains Neier. But Glick’s writing is rooted inideas that can and have been trusted. She has experienced the overseas debacle first-hand. Using her well-rounded, journalistic background, she has been able to give reads a front row seat to the realities at hand.
Glick is an American-born Israeli journalist, editor, and writer, who graduated from Colombia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In 1991, the Chicago native immigrated to Israel and joined the Israel Defense Forces (IDF.)
While working in the Judge Advocate General division during the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation in their territories, referred to as the First Intifada, Glick co-authored the IDF-published, Israel, the Intifada and the Rule of Law.
She coordinated negotiations with Palestinian Authority following the Oslo Rules, a set of agreements between Israel and Palestine, deepening her knowledge of the rugged relationship.
By the time Glick retired from the military in 1996, she had earned the ranking of captain, along with a lifetime of knowledge that she continues sharing with the world. After a short return to the U.S., during which she earned her Master of Arts in Public Policy from Harvard University, she reverted to Israel. She stays ahead of the curve on the latest happenings between the disputing countries, keeping her readers truthfully informed.
Through multiple appearances ina range of prominent publications, including the likes ofThe Boston Globe, The Chicago Times, The Wall Street Journal, and countless others, Glick is able to accurately inform the general publicof the various happenings overseas in Palestine and Israel, the conflict’s impact on the U.S., as well as the important role played by the U.S.
The problems in the Middle East continue to remain at the forefront of U.S. foreign policies, and much of the general public is lost in a slew of misinformation.
According to Bryce Neier, “Glick’s role is important in that she presents all the needed arguments and can give the dynamic perspective of an American citizen, with elite Israeli insider connections and real-life experience.”