ATS minds are being wasted with all this "blaming the other side" going on here. Our minds could be put to better use by looking at the Peace-Plan
subject from every angle and collecting ideas
on it. Who knows? Maybe some person in power will read this thread.
We know how to find agreement and solution on a personal level in relationships.
We know how to find agreement and solution on a corporate level.
We often know how to find peace on a national level.
Any sort of peace follows similar patterns of negotiation, moderation, forgiveness, amends and commitments. And yet Israel vs. Arabs has a long
history of failed "peace-agreements". Not all of them failed though, which does let us HOPE
there is some sanity left in the region:
1978: The Camp David Accords
1979 The Israel Egypt Peace Treaty
1991: The Oslo Accords
1994: Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty
These succesful attempts are cause for optimism. To balance it out a bit, these are some of the main attempts that mostly failed (up to now! - they
can also be seen as small stepping stones in the right direction):
1991: The Madrid Conference
2000: Camp David Summit
2002 Arab League Summit
2002: "Road Map for Peace"
Humans have the natural tendency to want relief from trouble and stress. Thats the simple reason that PEACE IS POSSIBLE
, even here. Obviously
though, there are forces at work that do not want peace...otherwise it would not be so long in coming. Forces that somehow benefit
perpetual war. We can see these hate-mongering forces on a small scale
on discussion Forums such as this, but it would seem that there may also
be unseen forces at work.
This thread is primarily to hear YOUR PEACE PLAN
though. Lets leave all the blame and name-calling and looking at PAST-MISTAKES
either side behind us for a moment and examine how we could move forward in a way that BENEFITS ALL SIDES.
My own personal opinion on this is that a truly NEUTRAL MEDIATOR
is required when two parties are involved beyond the point of forgiveness.
One Method of lasting Peace may be to simply grant Palestinians their nation on the land they already inhabit anyway and declare Jerusalem "a special
and unique zone" in which both countries share the areas they already inhabit anyway.
In travels I've been to Israel a few times and I believe in the people there.
What is your peace-plan?
I am aware of all the accusiations from both sides of this issue...but we have other threads for those. Constructive posts in goodwill only please.