I checked and didn't see that this thread has been created before. I am certainly growing tired of all of the threads on Israel and Palestine that
have become so polarized in debate that no progress will EVER be made if a new course is not found.
ATS spends way too much time arguing about the conflict and little time proposing ideas to resolve the 2000 + year conflict. ATS enjoys the
reputation of a progressive thinking conspiracy board, so I think it is time for a fair conclusion to be found unanimously.
What? You think I'm crazy? Well, that's where the *restrictions* come into play. There are going to be Blackout
topics that can not be
implemented into the conversation, nor can it come up in the solution. All the participants have to do is follow this simple instruction, and perhaps
we may find ourselves in a neutral point where we may discuss objectively. Almost like we are Aliens and we have been commissioned to solve this
feeble Earthly problem.
Or you can look at it like your Matt Damon in Goodwill Hunting and you see this half solved equation on a chalkboard.
1). Any reference to historic persecution. Both Jews and Palestinians have been discriminated against and forced from foreign lands.
2). Do not bring up who started it or who terrorizes more. No one has been fed the entire truth to anything, so assume you have a partial truth and
3). Do not bring up who is more radical and extreme. Some have smart bombs that kill entire families in retribution to an attack, while others use
suicidal jackets to kill families out of retribution.
4). Religion will not trump the debate on a solution, so it must be omitted as a talking point. Each culture's GOD follows them to war, remember.
There is only one GOD. Moving on.
5). No need to support any negative sentiment with quotes or links, it is not allowed.
As an outside Mediator you will take notice how both sides argue presently.
Pro-Israelis will see nothing other than:
1). Israel has the nation now, and the past has nothing to do with the present.
2). They will argue that their past has been full of persecution, even though they don't want anyone else bringing up their own persecution.
3). HAMAS won't stop killing Israeli while refusing to ask or care as to why they continue to attack.
4). 1 million Palestinians aren't worth a fingernail of a jew, as quoted by past PM.
5). HAMAS started it, even though they enabled HAMAS to operate in the Arafat era.
6). Jews are more intellectually viable than arabs.
7). Whatever the mainstream media says about the conflict must be true.
8). Opportunism is our right.
9). MASSAD's logline is "War by Deception."
10). We are the chosen people.
Pro-Palestinians see nothing other than:
1). Controlled and structured genocide.
2). Hypocrisy in motion
3). Heartless opportunism
4). An ugly effect to a sinister cause.
5). Worldwide rhetoric and propaganda
6). War by Deception
7). Chosen people don't get blank check.
If you were seriously able to get in the mindset of an other-world entity who was commissioned to settle this crisis, I believe solutions may manifest
Let's give it a try...
I will post my suggestions soon. I must try to first get into the alien mindset