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In the context of the "Israeli–Palestinian conflict, a 'zero-state solution', based on a proposal by the Ariel Center for Policy Research (ACPR), assumes that there is no unique Palestinian identity and that the "Palestinians in the "West Bank should get "restoration of "Jordanian "citizenship" while Egypt should have responsibility for the "Gaza Strip. "Israel thus has no reason to agree to assimilate them or provide them with a state, since they were part of those countries until their territory was captured in the 1967 "Six-Day War. This proposal is very similar to the "three-state solution advocated by some commentators.

A very different alternative interpretation of a 'zero-state solution' has been presented by the "Isocracy Network, a few years prior to the ACPR proposal. [1] This anarchist perspective is more similar to the "one-state solution, with the exception that instead of priorities of States, the concrete and visceral rights of individuals are given priority. The Isocracy 'zero-state solution' argues that the oft-suggested "two-state solution is not a plausible option, 'there is next to no chance that the half million Israeli settlers are going to move from East Jerusalem or the West Bank. There is next to no chance that a Palestinian state without contiguous borders would ever be viable.'


Overview (ACPR)[edit]

The approach generally assumes that Israel will expand to fill the "territories occupied in 1967. Specific proposals differ as whether the present Palestinians can remain where they are, as non-citizens of Israel, or are expected to return to the territory of their national identity.

There has been opposition to this plan from Palestinians, Jordanians and Egyptians.[2]

The proposal by ACPR, the "Framework Proposal for a National Strategy Regarding Judea and Samaria and the Issue of Eretz Israel Arabs", describes an objective of "Consolidating a political proposal with the intention of halting Israel's defeatist campaign that is manifest in its most extreme form in the conduct of the Olmert Government". It assumes that there is no unique Palestinian identity and that the Palestinians in the West Bank should get "restoration of Jordanian citizenship" while Egypt should have responsibility for the Gaza Strip. It proposes a unilateral solution because it does not believe "Arab states will accept:

Overview (Isocracy)[edit]

Whereas the ACPR proposal essentially means one state for Israel, zero states for the Palestinians, the argument from the Isocracy Network is the abolition of States in general. In this particular context it argues that all individuals in the country of historic "Palestine are deserving of equal rights and liberties regardless of the governing authority that they live under. Specifically, the Isocracy version of the "Zero-State" solution argues that:

See Also[edit]


  1. ^ Lafayette, Lev (10 July 2010). "The Country of Palestine: A Zero State Solution" – via isocracy.org. 
  2. ^ Slackman, Michael (16 December 2017). "Gaza Crisis Imperils 2-State Solution" – via NYTimes.com. 

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