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    • Diaspora
    • 24.11.09 | 15:09 (IST)

    I would jump on such a plan in a heartbeat. But I'm not, so I wont. But some of the more salient points like a subway connecting the West bank and gaza (I love New York!) are really good ideas. I'd make the following ammendment to the plan. A.) Israeli Arabs dont lose their citizenship and the one-one ratio is changed to a one to one ratio of Israeli settlers to Palestinian refugees in the diaspora. 2.) Leave the recognition bit to the end of final status talks and possibly even after that. Asking Palestinians to accept Israel's right to exist as a jewish state would have been like asking native americans to accept america's right to exist as a European christian state 232 years ago - its a stupid, and selfish concept. Mutual recognition has to be earned by both parties. All in all, one thing is certain. Israel needs to accept a plan like this and quick, before the PA dissolves and the Palestinian civil rights movement takes off a la South Africa.

    from the article: A Palestinian peace plan Israelis can live with
    First published 12:16 24.11.09 | Last updated 12:43 24.11.09
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