Two Stars for Peace solution

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The Two Stars for Peace solution is a proposed agreement for Israelis and Palestinians to secure their mutual futures by petitioning the United States Congress
United States Congress
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Congress meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C....

 to become the 51st and 52nd U.S. states. Dr. Martine Rothblatt
Martine Rothblatt
Martine Aliana Rothblatt Ph.D, MBA, J.D. is an American lawyer, author, and entrepreneur. Rothblatt graduated from UCLA with a combined law and MBA degree in 1981, then began work in Washington, D.C., first in the field of communication satellite law, and eventually in life sciences projects like...

 first proposed the idea in her book Two Stars for Peace, published in 2003. Since first proposed, there has been no known significant push to implement this idea over the commonly sought two-state solution
Two-state solution
The two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the consensus solution that is currently under discussion by the key parties to the conflict, most recently at the Annapolis Conference in November 2007...

, and there is no evidence that it is even considered a serious proposal among any major parties involved in the conflict.

On May 10, 2010, Dr. Rothblatt delivered a lecture on the Two Stars for Peace solution at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, at the invitation of its Board of Governors. Highlights of the lecture were prominently reported by the Maariv
Maariv
Maariv is a Hebrew language daily newspaper published in Israel. It is second in sales after Yedioth Ahronoth and third in readership after Yedioth Ahronoth and Israel HaYom. In a TGI survey comparing the last half of 2009 with the same period in 2008, Maariv saw its market share fall slightly...

 newspaper in its May 9, 2010 edition. The lecture is now posted at 2stars4peace.

On February 14, 2011, Dr. Rothblatt funded an exploratory trip by Ulrike Reinhard
Ulrike Reinhard
Ulrike Reinhard, is a German publisher, author and futurist. She holds a masters degree and PHD in business administration specializing in marketing and human resources. She worked for ARD and ZDF and is currently editor in chief of we-magazine....

to Israel and Palestine. The objective is to do some background research for a new web initiative with respect to Two Stars for Peace.

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