Katz's idea good but doesn't go quite are enough - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Brian Freund
    • 26.06.07 | 03:37 (IDT)

    Katz's idea is interesting but perhaps doesn't go quite far enough. We need some really innovative and paradigm changing ideas here if we are ever going to break the impasse and achieve anything more than simply cold co-existence. Perhaps we should be thinking about all people of Jewish origin being citizens of the state of Israel even if they live in Palestine(ie. the Settlers). They would then be Permanent Residents of Palestine and not able to vote there but can elect Kneset representatives. Likewise, those who are Israeli Arabs today can declare themselves citiziens of Palestine and Permanent Residents of Israel with similar provisions. Taking it even one step further, it would be quite heartening to see some politicians espousing the idea of a tripartite Confederation between Israel, Palestine and Jordan with Jerusalem as the undivided, united Confederation capitol and the ability of Jews to reside in any part of it. Measures can be taken to insure that the Jewish character

    from the article: Call to Order / Israeli citizens, Palestinian parliament
    First published 00:00 25.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 25.06.07
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