One State – The Only Democratic Future for Palestine-Israel

Palestine has been under attack for three quarters of a century. The ‘peace process’ that has favoured the two-state solution for more than forty years has now been internationally exposed as masking the expansion of Israel’s apartheid regime. 75 years ago, Ghada Karmi and her family in Jerusalem were among the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who were exiled during the Nakba. She has since become one of the most vocal proponents of the single democratic state in Palestine-Israel.

In this book, Karmi powerfully argues that this is the best possible settlement for the Palestinians, including the refugees; imagining a single secular state in historic Palestine, all of whose inhabitants would enjoy the same rights.

Uniting the land – from the Mediterranean Sea to the River Jordan – and allowing the Palestinian right of return is the only way to end the exclusive and antidemocratic character of the Israeli state. Ghada Karmi’s eloquent and moving writing shows that Palestinians refuse to meekly accept the fate created for them by others, and that they will never give up fighting for their home.

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Author Bio:

Ghada Karmi was born in Jerusalem. Forced from her home during the Nakba, she later trained as a Doctor of Medicine at Bristol University. She established the first British-Palestinian medical charity in 1972 and was an Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute for International Affairs. Her previous books include the best-selling memoir In Search of Fatima.


‘Ghada Karmi’s storytelling eloquence is celebrated’
– John Pilger

‘Her bold vision of a single egalitarian state is the only way to break the current log jam and bring an end to apartheid Israel’
– Professor Nur Masalha, Palestinian historian

‘An intelligent, sensitive writer’
– The Financial Times


1. The Problem of Zionism
2. Israel and the Arabs
3. The Israeli-Palestinian ‘Peace Process’
4. The One-State Solution
5. Eleven Days in May Epilogue: The End of Zionism?


Published by Pluto Press in Apr 2023
Paperback ISBN: 9780745348315
eBook ISBN: 9780745348339

208 pages

129mm x 198mm

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Weight 1 kg


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