Political Equations- Israeli Style (2004)

Israeli choices may be deduced from the following equations.

Let’s define the following quantities:

I   = Israel, pre-1967 Territory
P  = Occupied Palestinian Territory since June 5, 1967
D = Democratic State
J  = Jewish Only
A = Arab Only
O = One-State solution
[One person, one vote, equality between Jews and Arabs]
T = Two-State solution
[One Jewish, One Arab]
AS = Apartheid State
⊂ means imply   
⊄ means does not imply

A)    Implications
J  ⊄ D,        A ⊄ D
D ⊂ J +A

B)    Equalities
I + P + D = O    (1)
I +D + J = P + D + A = T (2)
I + P + J = AS (3)

Most Palestinians prefer (1) and would accept (2)
Which equation will the Israelis choose?

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