This is absolutely delusional from Blinken, Biden's pick for Sec of State. The normalization agreements are the end of the land-for-peace paradigm, and therefore the end of any little leverage the Arab side had. This makes them the end of Palestinian statehood and the 2SS.
The end of the 2SS is the end of liberal Zionism, because the only alternative to a 2SS under current conditions is a one-state apartheid reality (in other words, the undeclared status quo).
Liberal Zionism requires a *real* Palestinian state, and Palestinians will not accept any less regardless how much you try to crush them into accepting it. Ideologues can stop being ideologues, we cannot stop being Palestinian.
I don't know if @ABlinken checks his mentions, but I hope he sees these tweets. Whether he does or he doesn't, I belong to a group of Palestinians whose priority is centering their people, not the White House.
May I also remind @ABlinken that the countries that normalized with Israel are all deep Trump allies and may have committed crimes by backing him financially in 2016 when he was candidate Trump.

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