posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 05:55 AM
Hi alyosha, good thread idea btw
Farming and agricultural land ownership is a major driver of the conflict.
Israeli private ownership of farms which were formerly owned by non-Israelis has created a settler-landowner class which is disproportionately
influential - not so much in the minutae of Israeli politics - but in terms of general policy direction.
A centrally controlled agriculture would get rid of a lot of vested interest lobbying, and the completely toxic relationship between the present
Israeli farmers and the former non-Israeli owners.
I can't believe I'm advocating socialism
, but in Israel's case it would begin to address one of the deepest rifts, and maintain food security at
the same time.