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    • Peter
    • 11.03.10 | 07:27 (IST)

    How about ALL sides declare Jerusalem an International City of Peace? A city that is a repository of learning and knowledge. Libraries and world-class universities. But...How to pay for it? A suggestion: 1. A city council of all concerned parties represented, local Jews, Muslims, and Christians, with a couple of rotating UN members. 2. Have ALL residents swear and sign agreements to non-violence, with the penalty of forfiture of their property and PERMANENT removal from the city. 3. A police force built on Gurkhas and Sihks (Buddhists and Hindus) with local officers. The idea has what every business wants...repeat customers. Nearly 3.5 BILLION Abrahamic adherents plus curious others wanting a peaceful destination. It would bring TRILLIONS of dollars worth of tourism, solve unemployment issues, and extend the influence of Israel and Palestine throughout the world in a positive way. Naive? Sure. But it beats all sides gleefully attacking eachother regularly.

    from the article: Are peace talks doomed to fail before they start?
    First published 16:46 10.03.10 | Last updated 16:55 10.03.10
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