posted on Aug, 27 2012 @ 06:16 AM
Realistcly speaking... Some fundamental steps that could be taken is a removal of unwavering support from the US for Israel, and pressure placed on
Israel by its greatest and only real ally the US, to implement the conditions of numerous past peace accords.
For instance, the US could stop providing aid, refuse to lend to Israel, reduce military cooperation and so forth, and its re-establishment of closer
and more cooperative relations should be based on measures taken by Israel to achieve and lasting and durable peace. Hell, force Israel to the
Next the international community, the US (the most powerful state) and Israel in particular should cooperate with the Palestinians (in the West Bank
atleast) on security issues (i.e. clamping down on extremism). Israel should actively cooperate with the Palestinian police to enforce security in the
West Bank and ensure extremism is slowly destroyed.
More importantly there is a need for serious, substaintial and sustainable economic development in the Palestinian territories. Many argue that the
only reason this conflict takes ethnic and religous undertones is because there are also haves and have nots. This has to be changed and the
Palestinians (and the Israelis) have to be comftable enough to realise that war will only ruin their lives. Job creation is fundamental. If more
Palestinians are busy working, they'll have less time to spend with extremists who pray on the vulnreable (we've all seen the stories of child
Also it is important that a lasting solution to the Palestinian diaspora and the Palestinians in refugee camps, which are huge breeding grounds for
terrorism and extremism, is found. This will require the cooperation of the Palestinian Authority, Israel, the US, the UN and the wider international
community as well as the major regional players (i.e. Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria).
A foundation for a Palestinian state has to be layed out based on international law. Both sides will have to make comprimises on territorial issues.
For instance the Israelis will require early defence outposts in the Palestinian territories and the 1967 borders must be negotiated to reflect the
security needs of both sides. However, international law must be the foundation, thus Israel cannot annex massive blocks of land as it is attempting
A left-leaning, dovish government is required in Israel, as historically right-wing governments (such as Likud) have taken Israel further away from
peace. Also a left-leaning, dovish, peace-seeking, secular government is required in the Palestinian territories. Also regional players must change
their attitude towards negotiating with Israel.
However, even realistically speaking, I doubt much of this will ever occur even though it is easier to do this than keep fighitng and killing