A glimpse of hope is arising towards the “solution” of the Israeli Palestinian conflict
It is an outcry of hope that
(From East Jerusalem) LET US IMAGINE that the
Let us support that another parallel track will be opened between
Let us imagine that the region will find solutions to the territorial issues:
“There is a lot of historically accumulated anger and frustration in the Middle East, and combined with rising poverty, corruption and authoritarianism create extreme responses”
Then a formula for regional economic cooperation will be created, and the Iranian nuclear project will become only peaceful, or it will be dismantled all together and possibly in conjunction with a parallel process of dismantling the Israeli one.
Let us suppose that all of this happens, then the 22 Arab States will create normal relations with Israel, and a new Middle Eastern Union will be established to become an additional peace project to the European Union, and also that this Middle Eastern Union will become part of a wider Mediterranean Union, that will bring the Middle Eastern countries and the Europe together.
If one follows the logic of the Hamilton-Baker report till the end, it will lead to what is described above, also one can find the seeds of such a plan for a Middle Eastern comprehensive solution in the International Crisis Group reports, and some previous American presidents and senators from both the Republican and the Democratic Parties have also called for a similar resolution. There are also many European departments who think alike.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER
This line of thinking is a realistic one, in the sense that it takes in consideration that factors listed below:
“The problems of the region are interconnected therefore they should be solved together”
There is a lot of historically accumulated anger and frustration in the
The solution should not only be the symptoms such as violence and terrorism, but also the root causes by providing the people of the region with real peace plans, combined with economic development, and the support of participation in all levels being political, social, or economic.
The solution in
The problems of the region are interconnected therefore they should be solved together. Solving the problem in one track while leaving the others will result in motivating the others to play the role of spoilers, because their needs are excluded, also considering that the others, can be found now inside each side, being Hamas inside Palestine, or Hizbullah inside Lebanon, in addition to the spoiling countries.
The reconciliation process as described is very important for the international peace to prevail.
If these are assumptions for real peace and prosperity in the
“If these process are accompanied by another indirect track with Hamas (coordinated with Abu Mazen) about the possible reciprocal ceasefire with the Gaza Strip, and the release of Gilad Shalit, Hamas might accept”
It is an outcry of hope that
Now with the process of the
On the one hand, the Arab official committee for the follow up of the Arab Peace Initiative consists of 12 Arab countries that will attend the
If these process are accompanied by another indirect track with Hamas (coordinated with Abu Mazen) about the possible reciprocal ceasefire with the Gaza Strip, and the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Hamas might accept, at the expense of not playing the role of the spoiler to the political agreement that Abu Mazen might achieve with Israel.
In all tracks:
Let us hope that the