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Federation English Edited

  1. 1. The idea of the Israeli-Palestinian federal solution <ul><li>Two connected yet autonomous states. </li></ul><ul><li>The federation will be formed by a shared parliament, government, court and army. </li></ul><ul><li>The Jewish settlers will be able to stay in their homes. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a symmetry between the right of return of both Jewish and Palestinians. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Where is the need for a political solution in the middle east ? <ul><li>Israel becomes more fragile as its opponents obtain more power to target Israeli citizens. </li></ul><ul><li>Israel technological edge gradually thins out as many qualified Israelis can move easily to western countries. </li></ul><ul><li>The above factors destabilizes Israel and makes the whole region flammable. </li></ul>
  3. 3. A vicious circle is formed More relative power to opponents of Israel More qualified Israeli can and choose to move out
  4. 4. Known suggested solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict <ul><li>Two separate states for the two peoples with fair exchange of land or with full Israeli withdrawal to the 67 line. </li></ul><ul><li>One country for the two nations. </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing with current affairs without striving for a permanent settlement. </li></ul><ul><li>The Lieberman solution. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is the problem with fair exchange of land <ul><li>A fair solution – 100 percent land compensation for Palestinian settlement. </li></ul><ul><li>If Israel will aid the new Palestinian state there may be a chance but… </li></ul><ul><li>Drawbacks – the two states will not be truly connected, Palestinian state will be without territorial continuousness, the right of return issue is not resolved. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Two connected yet autonomous states <ul><li>Territorial continuousness from the Mediterranean sea to the Jordan river. </li></ul><ul><li>Israel will be connected to the Arab world yet will not assimilate into it. </li></ul><ul><li>Israel will preserve its Jewish nature. There will be a real possibility to reduce the demographic struggle. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Two connected yet autonomous states -continue <ul><li>Israel will be able to function as a positive point of contact between the Arab and the Western worlds. </li></ul><ul><li>The problem of population growth could be managed federally by limiting the number of children each family could have ( stop encouraging large families via financial incentives and issuing sanctions against families that will ignore this policy). </li></ul>
  8. 8. Shared Parliament, Government, Court and Army. <ul><li>Citizen rights for the Palestinian. </li></ul><ul><li>The federation will control the territory from the Mediterranean sea to the Jordan river. </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens will be secured from internal threats ( Palestinian terror and Israeli military brutality). </li></ul>
  9. 9. Shared Parliament, Government, Court and Army-continue <ul><li>Decreased threats on Israel from external powers like Iran – it will be harder to claim that Israel is a racist state and that it is an implanted European entity in the Middle-East. </li></ul><ul><li>Palestinian will also lose from instability ( Sharing power, better economic condition) so they are less likely to cooperate with external hostile powers. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Non evacuation of settlers <ul><li>Better security for everyone ( Israel is more safe from short range missiles thus every one is safer…). </li></ul><ul><li>Past wrong doings will not be corrected with new ones ( Arabs fled or were forced out from their homes during the 48 war). </li></ul><ul><li>A genuine chance for integration of Israel in the Middle-East. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Non evacuation of settlers- continue <ul><li>The cost of evacuating all the settlers will be staggering. There are 330 thousands Jews living in the Palestinian territories. </li></ul><ul><li>It is totally unclear whether western countries will choose to finance such expensive evacuation ( tens or even hundreds billions dollars) given the Gaza precedent . </li></ul>
  12. 12. Symmetry between the right of return of Jews and Palestinians <ul><li>A real long term solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. </li></ul><ul><li>Solving ( partially ) the problem of population explosion by closing to a certain extent the gates for new immigrants. </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing morally to historical injustices caused to both sides. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Drawbacks of the federal solution <ul><li>Hard to implement. Takes time, patience and effort. </li></ul><ul><li>Needs an approval of the majority of both Israelis and Palestinians. </li></ul><ul><li>Needs acceptance and encouragement from the international community. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Conclusions <ul><li>The federal solution is irrelevant for immediate implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>However it is possible to start interest all the parties that will eventually be involved with it : </li></ul><ul><li>The Israeli public. </li></ul><ul><li>The international community. </li></ul><ul><li>The Palestinian public. </li></ul>

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