r While I do believe in a two state solution as the most practical way of resolving the conflict, there have been many people in the past who supported the idea of a single, bi-national state. These included Judah Magnes, founder and first president of the Hebrew University, and philosopher Martin Buber. Even in the right of Israeli politics, such views were advocated in some form or other by Zeev Jabotinsky, founder of Revisionist Zionism, whose leading disciple was Menachem Begin. Jabotinsky called for a presidential system with a Jewish president and an Arab Vice President. More recently, one of the most outspoken advocates of a solution like that is Rabbi Menachem Fruman of the West Bank settlement of Tekoa. He has been negotiating privately with Hamas leaders for a single state with both communities maintaining their cultural/religious independence, but sharing such things as infrastructure and land rights. Okay, he is exceptional. He also participates regularly in Sufi zikrs, but he is quite a remarkable figure. See for instance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryOKlTPvE4I
So I wonder, is the two state solution an ideal solution or could it lead to something else that transcends national differences?