Haifa Republic: A Democratic Future for Israel by Omri Boehm
A provocative argument for a new way of seeing Israel, Zionism, and the two-state solution.
But Haifa Republic also offers grounds for hope. Catastrophe can be averted, Boehm contends, by reconfiguring Israel as a single binational state in which Palestinians and Jews both possess human rights and equal citizenship. The original Zionists--Theodor Herzl, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, and, early in his career, David Ben-Gurion--all advocated such a federation, and as prime minister, Menachem Begin successfully submitted a kindred plan to the Knesset. A binational federation offers a last chance for the two peoples who call Palestine home to live in peace and mutual respect and to have a truly democratic future in common.