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by R.M. SACHERE
Thursday, Mar. 14, 2002 at 8:40 AM
RMS POSIT FOR A PRAGMATIC SCENARIO FOR MID-EAST PEACE
LET'S HAVE YOUR COMMENT OR ALTERNATE CONCEPT PLEASE
THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC AGENDA OF THE ELITE OF NATION STATES THE
PALESTINIAN PEOPLE'S VISION OF JUSTICE & VIABLE STATE, THE
ISRAELI PEOPLE'S TRAUMA AND NEED FOR PEACE AND SECURITY CAN
COALESCE WITH INITIATIVES AND ACTION BASED ON REALITIES OF
HISTORY, INTERCONNECTION & REACTIONS TO EVENTS ON THE WORLD
STAGE, IN LIEU OF FORCE DRIVEN BY MYTH & DEMONIZING.
This writer has tried to supplement the work and literature of
many historians, journalists and scholars, from the news rooms
and universities in the middle-east and countries all around the
world who in the main have critiqued history and the current
action on the ground with a try to understand and explore
personalities, motives and their "game plan".
My option has been to focus on concepts to posit a viable
pragmatic means to stop the current madness soonest by creating
an INTERNATIONAL TEAM dedicated to put specialists including
economic, medical, social, military & others on the ground
soonest (not as observers - but "active") to provide as best they
can - security & other critical needs creating some element of
confidence as the TEAM solicits inputs from all relevant parties
to then quickly prepare a comprehensive plan for an "end game",
the basic elements to be put to a vote of the people of Israel
and Palestine, with the elite of governments and nations then
expected to execute Agreements, treaties, protocols, etc. to
reflect the Plan and acceptance by the Palestinian and Israeli
See my articles on the imc (dc, nyc, belgium, israel etc.)
Now for some items of reality, posits and speculation.
Before the government of Israel and Palistinian Authority can
reliably assure implementation of a comprehensive "end game"
An inclusive diverse reorganization of the Palestine
Authority with general elections expected is critical to assure
support of the Agreement and the end of Intifada II and terrorist
acts by "the street" -the mass of the Palestinian people.
The current Knesset, Lukid majority government, tied to a
historic policy of a Zionist vision of dispossession, must be
replaced by a vote and coallition of parties dedicated to a just
peace to reflect the spirit of the UN Partition Plan of 1947 for
a viable independent Palestinian State, responsibly addressing
all critical issues, and as suggested below initiatives leading
to friendship and collaboration with the Palestinian and
Looking backward to assign blame, vindicate actions, find
revenge, for economic, social, or military abuse, in the pursuit
of ideology or "defense", or for rebellion, the acts of freedom
fighters or terrorists as you choose to label them, may be likely
to abort the process.
I recommend a means of public forum to admit past acts, and
seeking forgiveness following the example of South Africa.
Those who choose not to participate with this process may be
encouraged to depart from the two "would be friendly" States.
The reality of peace and security in the region mandates
serious attention to building collaboration in trade, labor,
business, education, medical, the joint use of ports and
development of infrastructure and resources (water and off-shore
gas for example), open borders and such interdependence that the
current concerns of threat can be put into the dustbin of
One more observation:
The "green line" of borders before 1967 has been denoted to
define the boundries of the new state of Palestine by the UN
Resolution 242, with sharing of Jerusalem to reflect the spirit
of the 1947 Partition Plan as I understand history.
If Israel with the backing of the USA continue to try to
"re-open" the question of such boundries -
It may be a useful ploy of the Palestinians to take a position (now also free to open the question of bounderies) to
reflect the UN 1947 Partition Plan boundries, and pursue claim to
lands along the border of Lebanon, Sinai atc. taken by Israel in
There are extremists among both the Palestinians and Israelis,
and they will not agree to any pragmatic terms, and some are
likely to engage in violent acts with no end for such. All
parties must recognise this as another element of reality and
work together to minimize these acts and control the extremists
by lawfull means - not by incursion across borders and
That's my contribution for today for peace - please -
All parties try to wake up to reaity!
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