Last week, ThinkProgress reported on Rep. Joe Walsh’s (R-IL) introduction of a resolution supporting Israel’s annexation of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. As I remarked on Twitter, “Shorter Rep Joe Walsh (R-IL): I support a one-state solution for Israel-Palestine.”
Well, as of today there’s no “shorter” necessary. Speaking to the Washington Jewish Week’s Adam Kredo, Walsh came clean on his support of one state:
Walsh asserted that “there is no such thing as a two-state solution, and no such thing as land for peace. The ultimate peace is going to come through annexation, through Israel having sovereignty over the whole land, from the Mediterranean to Jordan.”
Walsh did not specify whether Palestinians remaining within the borders of the new, greater Israel would be granted full political and civil rights, but we can safely assume that, as a supporter of American democratic values, his answer would be yes. Can’t we?
Matt Yglesias has more on Walsh’s comments.