Palestinian & Israelis Peace Plan
There are three main reasons why the Israelis do not want to go back to negotiate at the peace table with the Palestinians. First, time is on the Israeli side. They have total control of what is happening on the ground in their region. While over time the so called “realities on the ground” are changing in the Israelis favor. Secondly the Israeli government receives many billions of dollars for military aid from the United States government and many hundreds of millions of dollars from the international Jewish community. Thirdly the Israelis will lose ground dividing the Jewish people in exchange for peace that may cost them billions in military foreign aid in the future.
When tensions and conflicts are running high between the Israelis and their adversaries. They receive a lot more foreign aid as well as uniting of the international Jewish community behind the State of Israel. Historically durning times of recent peace talks the Palestinians lose more of their ground and the Israeli right wing extremists become more vocal and actively threatening to the Israeli and Palestinian establishment. With the number of illegal Jewish settlers in the West Bank and especially around East Jerusalem more than doubled since the Oslo Accords of 1993.
Over recent years the Israelis have changed the “realities on the ground” on disputed land around the Old City of Jerusalem- East Jerusalem and the West Bank through social engineering. It will only be through social engineering that is more fair and balance that a long term peace solution can be obtained. A clearer vision to how peace would look like and how it is going to work must be outline for more people to understand. The rule of laws must be enforced fairly and be very similar on both sides. What should be right for one side should be right for the other side as well.
The thirty some year Peace Treaty between Israel and Egypt-Jordan has always been on very thin and shaky grounds with the vast majority of the people of Egypt and Jordan. The real glue that held the leaders of Egypt and Jordan together on the Peace Treaty with Israel was the tens of billions of dollars of United States military and foreign aid. With the State of Israel getting the great majority of the United States military financial aid while making the life of the everyday Palestinian people worse than ever before. All of which is very well publicized in the Arab nations especially in Jordan where over half of the population are of displace Palestinian descendants.
With the mass media news leads in the United States greatly favoring the Israeli side and in Egypt-Jordan they greatly favoring the Palestinian side. The way the people of Israel and United States see the problems to this life long conflict greatly differers than the Arab people on the streets. This fomenting great hate and anger towards the actions and policies of the State of Israel and the United States. Where the Arab leaders could be paid off with large sums of oil or foreign aid money to overlook the Palestinian situation.
The Old City of Jerusalem being on the frontline of this life long conflict, bringing out the religiously indoctrinated extremists from all sides. There is very little difference between the Israeli Jewish religious extremists and the United States Christian religious extremists and the Arab Islamic religious extremists. They are one of the same when it comes to compromising on their religious beliefs with others often leading to conflicts. Where the political leaders could be bought and paid for to change and compromise their position. The same could not be said about the extremist religious leaders of faith. Creating a cultural divide between the political leaders of nations and the religious conservative people of faith.
Only by all sides having some empathy for the people of the other side will there be an understanding to the truth. So that a balance and fair settlement can be worked out for a peaceful coexistence among people of the different faiths. One cannot dictate their ways onto other people of different faith as we would not want that done to us. That the extremists on all sides have to be addressed and sidelined for the greater good of the whole society.
What plans and actions will bring long-term peace to the Palestinian and Israelis. Today the general world wide consensus is a two state solution with a Jewish state and a Palestinian state. But the two state solution does not address the major problem of the Old City of Jerusalem that is at the apex. Neither side will concede the Old City of Jerusalem to the other side. This is one reason many of the earlier plans to divide Palestine into a Jewish state, Palestinian state and make a zone for the International City of Jerusalem.
Given the religious significance of the region to the world’s three main religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Maybe why a one nation plan (the Holy Land nation) with three or four separate states should be considered. A peace plan like this might solve more problems than it creates. While creating a permanent governing structure for the long term for both sides to work within. Giving both the State of Israel and the State of Palestine there own autonomy within one nation. With the State of Jerusalem being a separate integrated state with its own bylaws. With the fourth possible state being Gaza.
The State of Israel will head up, in conjunction with the State of Palestine the security of the State of Jerusalem. Most of the State of Jerusalem having equal access to all. With the two possible exceptions being the Jewish Wailing Wall and the Islamic Temple Mount that will have some added restrictions. Creating a nation of states for the two people to peacefully coexist will create a tourists boom for the region. Where the people from both sides could prosper and over time build trust and understanding of one another.
Where the Palestinian-Israeli peace process should start is by reforming the Israeli social engineering laws and policies that are bad. The State of Israel being one of the newest most modern society that was created through intensive social engineering. This creating many of the problems that we see today between the Israelis and Palestinian people. Whether it is the fact that the government of the State of Israel owns and controls 93% of the land within Israel proper for Jewish use only. Or the Jewish use only roads it has created in the illegally occupied West Bank. It is the Israeli government’s social engineering policies and laws that have inflamed an already tense and volatile situation into a sixty plus years of a state of on going war.
There was or is no other way to create a new Jewish state out of a land that was the homeland of another people without social engineering. Today it is clearly understood that there is a Jewish State of Israel that possesses unofficial nuclear weapons with an official fleet of five submarines. From Jewish people without a nation to an unofficial nuclear military power in just sixty plus years. So there is no question on who has the power and control of the Palestinian and Israeli Crisis that has been created through the Jewish Israeli’s social engineering policies and actions.
The question is “For how long will the Israeli’s bad social engineering policies and laws be in place and to what degree will they go?” In a newly created America in the Declaration of Independence “Where all men are created equal” slavery was part of the accepted American system. It was not until the Civil War, almost one hundred years later was slavery was abolished. Then it took another hundred years before black and white people could use the same bathrooms and water fountains. Taking America almost two hundred years to reform-implement some of its bad social engineering policies. The time from muskets to becoming a nuclear military power that was leading the free industrial world.
The State of Israel does not have two hundred years to reform its bad social engineering laws and policies in time of atomic weapons of mass destruction and global instant mass media information. If the State of Israel started to reform some of its bad social engineering laws and policies. There would be so much international goodwill, mostly from outside the region the State of Israel would be seen in a much more acceptable light. Leading to better relations with its Arab nations of people and governments.
This is a possible synopsis of the Palestinian-Israeli Three Third Settlement Peace Plan. The following will be dealing with the disputed land that is being illegally occupied by the State of Israel. With 80% of the Jewish Israeli’s settlers on 20% of the occupied land. One third of the occupied land running adjacent to the 1967 Armistice Line will become part of the State of Israel with some conditions placed upon it. The second one third will be part of the new State of Palestine with some conditions placed on it. The last one third will be the new State of Jerusalem with many conditions placed on it.
Today the State of Israel controls 93% of the land in Israel proper. That is lease to Jewish people only through 49 and 98 year leases. The Jewish one third of land will have a different set of by-laws allowing of a more in mix population 1/3 Palestinian and 2/3 Jewish. The same will hold true on the Palestinian one third with 1/3 Jewish and 2/3 Palestinian. With the people on either side being able to apply for dual citizenship. Only by creating the conditions of a mixed of Palestinian and Jewish population along the border of the two states will the condition for a long term peace be created.
The most contentious part to both sides and the international community is the Old City of Jerusalem. The Old City of Jerusalem has an international religious significance like no other city in the world where three of the world’s major religions come together. For this reason the State of Jerusalem must be created with a whole new range of by laws creating equal access and security for all. The State of Jerusalem will be run by a council 1/3 Palestinian, 1/3 Israeli and 1/3 from the international community. The Israelis will head up and run the State of Jerusalem security forces that will be made up of 1/3 Israelis, 1/3 Palestinians and 1/3 from the international community. The Jewish settlements that fall into the State of Jerusalem will again be divided 1/3 Jewish, 1/3 Palestinian and 1/3 for the international community. The international community could be people from the universities, churches, the Vatican, the United Nations, European Union, international civic organizations, Arab League, Mosques and Temples from around the world.
It will take great sacrifices by the people on both sides with a properly balance social engineering plan implemented for peace to workout. There will always be a small minority on both sides will try to derail any plans for peace because they will not be satisfied until the other side is wiped out. They must be sidelined for the greater good of the majority of people on both sides.
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Iraqi Peace Plan
The majority of the one million new Iraqi refugees are living abroad are residing in Jordan and Syria. They are Sunnis that are highly educated people who left Iraq with little to nothing. The Iraqi refugees are the real victims of this war and they have the most to gain in the return of civility to Iraq.
The Iraqi Refugees Task Force would be a bridge between the international NGO’s and the Iraqi people in need of help. By assisting the NGO’s in communication and planning of the reconstruction of Iraq. Task teams will be established trying to utilize the Iraqi refugees in their former line of work. Task Teams will be established to perform the following tasks; Banking, engineering, construction, policing, employment agency, education, oil, farming, import, legal and medical.
Jordan and Syria being the host nations of many of the Iraqi Refugees will be looking for Sponsor Nations to help underwrite the cost of the tasks working in partnership with the international NGO’s. The United Nations will be the leading NGO working closely with the Arab League and the leaders of Iraq in the coordination of the Iraqi’s “wish list” that will be worked into the Iraq Master Plan of Reconstruction. This is a break-down of some of the tasks of the Master Plan of Reconstruction.
1. Banking- A non-profit Iraqi bank needs to be established for the people of Iraq. This bank will specialize in micro no-interest loans for the Iraqi people. These loans will be in three main categories.
o Start-up and or support of small business
o Buying and or building or fixing a family home
2. Engineering- Universities and private engineering firms from around the world taking on pro-bono projects. This non-profit engineering group will network with specific Iraqi civil engineering projects with the international engineering community.
3. Construction- Pro-bono international construction consultants will work on Iraqi Wish List on the larger and more complex civilian infrastructure projects. Such as fresh water treatment plants, sewage treatment plants, power plants, highways and bridges.
4. Policing-Jordan and Syria with the support of the international financial community must take the leading role in the training of Iraqi local security forces. Recruiting from the Iraqi refugees from within their nation as well as from Iraq.
5. Employment- A non-profit employment agency needs to be established to help the Iraqi refugees within and outside of Iraq to find jobs in Iraq. This is probably one of the biggest parts to restoring civility within Iraq.
6. Education- Nations, cities, corporations, and wealthy people will be encouraged to sponsor a school project in Iraq.
7. Farming- This is where the greatest opportunity for the western nations to help in the improvement of the Iraqi people way of life. With the western made farming tools and farming technology Iraq could become the bread basket of the Middle East once again.
8. Import- A non-profit Iraqi Import Agency needs to be formed to help manage the flow of humanitarian aid into Iraq. This Import agency will work with her sister agencies on the reconstruction of Iraq.
9. Legal- The Iraqi refugee lawyers need to form legal teams to help assist in the international and national efforts in helping Iraq. Establishing the “Rule of Law” and settling property disputes within Iraq will be two of the main issues that need to be addressed.
The majority of the Iraqi refugees are professional in the education, medical, legal and business fields. They need to be able to return to Iraqi with some sense of security. Only by revising the flow of Iraqi refugees and establishing security will peace and prosperity come about. The Iraqi refugees outside Iraq can become a link between the Iraqi people and the international NGO’s in the reconstruction of Iraq. The NGO’s must help the Iraqi people to work together as one people by helping the Sunni, Shiite, and Kurd. This can happen by getting them to work together on the Iraqi New Deal.
Once the Iraqi people can see light at the end of the tunnel, then the momentum of change for the better will flourish. This must start at the bottom on the streets of Iraq and work its way up into the government. The complexity of security of Iraq must be addressed on a broader base than the military or governments can do on there own. A better balance between military and humanitarian spending, as well as balance between government and the non-governmental organizations is needed.
The questions of security in Iraq are multiple issues that have many different platforms that have to be dealt with in a timely manner. Whether it is personal or national security, financial or physical security they all come together to determine the quality of day-to-day life for the Iraqi people. Only by bring a balance to as many security platforms possible in a simultaneous manner will security become a reality on the streets of Iraq. The United States government can make this happen by filling the vacuum that will be created when they redeploy the American troops that are in Iraq.
The international community of nation with the Arab League must take the leading role in the re-construction of Iraq with the United States taking on a supportive role. The coordination of planning and implantation must be agreed to before hand with Iraq’s neighboring nations with the possible exception of Iran. With Iran being the “wild card” and the Turks, Syrians, Jordanians, Kuwaitis and Saudis are the working regional coalition on the reconstruction of Iraq. By utilizing the regional institutions and professionals a smoother transition can be made in Iraq from a nation in strife to a prosperous nation in peace.
This can only happen with international teamwork with the United States and western nations taking a backseat in a supportive role in the reconstruction of Iraq. The following things should happen before all of the American troops leave Iraq.
· The creation of new organizations that are outlined in the “Iraqi Refugee Task Force”.
· Money must be raised and material must be to fulfill the humanitarian projects as planned.
· The recreation of the new post Saddam Baathist party
· The American and British military forces must downsize there present in urban areas and remain green zones with the exception of special missions.
· Special training for the Iraqi security forces as well as some former regional military personal to replace the current foreign private security company’s personnel.
No matter which path you take from here forward there are going to be rough waters ahead trying to turn Iraq around for the better. It is finding the course with the least amount of resistances that will work the best for everyone involved. With more carrots and less of the big military stick the lives of the Iraqi people can improve. The sooner more Iraqi people have good paying steady jobs the better security will become in Iraq. Once the three fractions within Iraq (Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds) are working on the reconstruction of Iraq, the lives of the Iraqi people will improve creating a higher level of trust and tolerance.
With the down sizing of the western foreign military troops that today are perceived as the occupiers by the majority of the Iraqi people and the replaced with regional and local personnel. The condition in Iraq will normalize making more progress possible sooner. The bottom line is the majority of people want the same thing, a roof over their family’s head, food in their home, security in their neighbor, and a better future for their children.
Israeli-Lebanon Way to Peace
Lebanon’s International Peacekeeping Team
The European Union will head up the diplomatic efforts. NATO will head up the military operation. The United Nations will head up the humanitarian and the monitoring of the border missions. The Arab League of Nations and the United States government will help support the roles of the European Union NATO and the United Nations in their missions. Each group will have a plan that is divided into tasks that will be delegated to individual nations or a team of nations. The Shabbat Farm region will be the main base for the international operations in the region.
All four groups will work together to bringing about the needed change to accomplish the mission of long-term peace in the region. The Lebanese government will have an active role working with all four international groups. A website will be created outlining the goals and the progress or lack of progress in the operations. Worldwide transparency in the operation needed to build global confidence and coordination in the operation.
Once the international community of nation gets involved in the peacekeeping operations of the Lebanon-Israeli border a timetable will be established. The Lebanese government will work hand-in-hand step-by-step on each task with the different international operations. The first step will be to set up bases for each of the operations. While the bases are being established diplomatic and humanitarian efforts will be made. If efforts are met with military resistance from Hezbollah, NATO forces will come to the front line with the humanitarian efforts being put on the back burner.
After the international base are completed and the fighting has quieted down an amnesty period will be established that the Lebanese people can turn in any heavy military armament to the Lebanese’s authorities with no questioned asked. Providing there is no on going combat between the international operations and Hezbollah NATO’s role will be a supporting role to the international humanitarian NGO’s and Lebanese government.
The first step is to build up the strength of the Lebanese National Army to the point so they have control of the land within their nation. The second is to have a political campaign to disarm the militant wing of Hezbollah of heavy military weapons in Lebanon. Only by winning over the hearts and minds of the Lebanese people will there be long lasting peace. The people of Lebanon have to be convinced there will be no attempts by the international coalitions to break-up or harm the political and social wing of the Hezbollah party. The mission of the international coalition is to disarm the militant wing of Hezbollah of bombs missiles and explosives and for the Federal Government of Lebanon to have control of the land within Lebanon. After some training of the Lebanese military and police forces a concerted effort will be made by NATO and the Lebanese forces to disarm the militant wing of Hezbollah.
There will be three types of infrastructure that will be building by the international coalition. The first type will be permanent structures that will be turned over the Lebanese government or the United Nations for further use. The second will be permanent structures that will be turn over to the private sector for alternative private use with the Humanitarian NGOs having first options. The third will be temporary structures that will be dismantled at the end of operations.
The creation of an official website for this operation will help the different parties involved as well as international observers to what and how things are going on the ground. An official timeline of the progress and of violations must be maintained. The website could help in the coordination of the many different actives that will be going on simultaneously. Each group will have there own section on the website that will be updated on a regularly basis. There will be a section that will be closed to the public for internal use only.
Twelve Step Program for Peace in the Middle East
Only by a truly international effort can the Israeli crisis in the Middle East be resolved once and for all. It will be the United States and Israel verses the community of nations of the world with a very few exceptions. The platform and manner that the difference between the parties can be resolved will be up to the United States and Israel. Basically they have two choices with the first being they continue to dictate term and conditions that will eventually led to more wars and military conflicts as it has for the last sixty years. Or two we can change course drastically opening the whole crisis before an International Tribunal that will dictate terms and condition on matters that have not already been resolved by the parties of concern The International Tribunal ruling will have to be imposed onto the parties of concern.
The latter of the two choices will require at least a twenty year twelve-step program to peace and security. With the United Nations, Arab League of Nations, NATO, European Union and the NGO’s of humanity coming together for a twenty year mission. Israel and the United States will be called before the International Tribunal as well as any other nations or people involved war crimes related to this crisis. Each side will have a chance to present their case with the International Tribunal making the final ruling which is a ruling of a settlement more than punishment.
Any military aggressive action taken by any of the parties involved after the International Peacekeepers have entered the region will be judged much more harshly than war crimes committed in the past.
· Stop the fighting
· Move in International Peacekeepers
· Set-up the Peace table for long term negations
· Set-up long term international relief efforts
· Set up the International Tribunal
· Resolve the agreeable difference outside the International Tribunal
· International Tribunal gives ruling on unsettled matters
· Enforcement of International Tribunal rulings
· The monitoring of the situation on the ground
· Fine tuning of any problems
· The dismembering of the International Tribunal
· A world wide celebration for peace
New United Nations
The role of the United Nations is so very important to the future global community. With problems in the Untied Nations and around the world becoming so more complex. As major changes have to happen around the world so they must at the United Nations. Example United Nations Security Council Veto Vote Resolution 1385 on Saturday December 29, 2001. One nation or one person should not have so much power to be able to stop such a resolution in secret. With only one being out of sync with the others an amendment to the resolution would have been in order. The UN Security Council being the high Council of the UN with the one vote veto you are creating a dictatorial buricaticy on a global level. Giving any one of the Permanent Nations absolute power in being able to stop any resolution they desire.
The UN Security Council should be change to change with it changing role. Keeping the basic format with some changes such as; Increase the number of members to 11 with 2 being rotatening members. One would rotate on a five-year basis. The other nine would be pediment member. With one nay vote the resolution passes. With two nay votes the resolution must be amended so there is only one nay vote or less to pass. Three nay votes and the resolution is veto. It is though practices and action like this that tarnish the role of the United Nations and the United States in their leading role with the global community. One vote should not be able to stop what others see to be good for the situation in a global way. We would not tolerate that practice anywhere else why at the UN Security Council.
Opening the UN Security Council to the democratic ways we want nations to move towards. This council must act in a global way for what is in the best interest of the global community and not one nation. With the current policy of a one vote veto in the Security Council stifles the work of all of the other groups invold. No nation should have absolute control over the international policy of the global community. A balance of power between local, state and national is as important as the balance between national, regional and global. Nation re-construction should be a done on a state and national level with the regional neighbor nations and the United Nations leading the way. States should be created following the ethnic and tribal boundaries to make up the national government and leaders.
Only by building a stronger international global platform of organizations will the answers to peace and security be properly addressed. For this to happen there will be many needed changes that will have to come about to make this possible. As long as the United States government is spending over forty times the annual budget on military spending than all of the United Nations Agencies put together. We will continue to have more wars and less peace in the world.
With the United States spending over 420 billion dollars on military spending which is 43% of the world’s total military expenditure. And all of the budgets to the United Nations Agencies total about ten billon dollars. We will not have enough financial resources to make the needed changes to make it a better and safer world. The United States Government fiscal policies are draining the international monetary system from the needed capital for the developing nations.
Only by creating an independent global platform financed by an International Crude Oil Export Tax (OET) http://globalcrier.blogspot.com/2006/01/international-crude-oil-export-tax-oet.html will we create a stable and large enough platform to make the needed changes. For some of the nations that are global super powers this will mean relinquishing some of their international powers. For the smaller and less powerful nations this will mean they will have to contribute more to the international originations platform. The taxpayers of any one-nation cannot be paying for it all without creating a global military empire as we have today.
There should be three of the United Nation City State (UNCS) created around the world, one in Africa, Asia and in South America. The proposed host countries will summit their offer to the United Nations for consideration. The three UNCS will function as part of the United Nations being the home bases for the International Peacekeeping Forces and support operations. Each UNCS will have an international airport, warehouses, and training facilities and housing for United Nations operations.
The approximate area of each of the UNCS will be 25 square miles. With the following factors in consideration, the proximity to other nations and international waterways, and the mother nation support in the future operations. The creation of the UNCS will be a trophy for the mother nations. Creating many new jobs and opportunities putting it on the international map.
The main purpose of the three UNCS will be support the international work of the United Nations. UNCS will be the home base for the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces as well as the training centers for United Nations operations. Governments from around the world could send their police and military personal for United Nations Certification as Reserved International Peacekeeping Personnel. The United Nations would maintain the fulltime United Nations Peacekeeper Forces.
All of the UNCS would have training programs in freshwater and sewer management, medical, policing, farming practices and government operation training programs with support training and operations being offered by non-profit NGO’s. The UNCS could be international home bases for some of the international non-profit NGO’s. The three UNCS would be run and operated under the United Nations Headquarters. All land in the UNCS will remain under the ownership and control of the United Nations with lease deals to operations and entities that are working in partnership or support in United Nations operations.
The United States Peace Core should be the model for the International Peace Core. It could be based in the United Nations City Nation as a separate institution from the United Nations. It could work hand in hand with the United Nations International Peacekeeping Forces on mission around the world. Only by directing more international resources to mission of peace rather than war will we have a different out come to the problems we face as people of the world. The United Nations annual budget is less than most states or nations it is more comparable to a large University or corporation.
Given the magnitude of responsibilities the United Nations has in the world. The United Nations does not have the resources or power to fulfill its mission and goals. By expanding the United Nations role in international hot spots the United States can down size its international military presents. With the United Nations tooled up for preventative actions then maybe fewer global hot spots will break into full-scale war. With the United Nations stronger in international global affairs it will help make the world a safer and better place for everyone to live.
The United Nations will not intervene in any nations internal affairs unless it is called on to do so by that nation or a mandate by a United Nations Security Council. There is no question that there are a number of super power nations in the world that can win a military war with any number of smaller nations. There is the question if they can win the peace. It is much more economical, practical and socially responsible to rebuild a nation before it is destroyed by war and chaos. The International Peace Core will take on more humanitarian projects as a preventative measure cutting down on the numbers of global military conflicts. By working together with other nations our differences will become less as global living conditions improve for more people around the world. Then and only then we will have a safer and more secure world.
Peace Reform Initiative in the Middle East
This is a synopsis to some of the problems in the Middle East and some of the changes that have to take place before there will be long lasting peace. What happen on September 11 has changed the world forever. Some things will never be the same making new things possible. We have to open our eyes to what is going on in the world around us. When you are dealing with problems as profound as the ones in the Middle East there is a enough blame to go around so everyone to have a major part. This is true in creating the problem as well as in solving the problem. Realizing that all sides have to change their ways of the past to make a better and brighter future possible. There are many different interpolations to the history of the Middle East. Many of today's problems are rooted in treaties and agreements from the late forties. With the creation of the United Nation at end of World War II, many of these treaties were written and ratified by the western industry world. The need and demand for oil by the western industrial nations were behind many of these agreements.
It is from this time on that things have to be re-evaluated in the Middle East. Less than a 100 years ago there were few borders, there were villages and some cities in the middle of vast amounts of land. Many were tribal villages and nomads with Kings in some of the cities with control over some of the land. Britain and France had territories that were mandated to them by the League of Nations. Ownership of land was not a concern until the discovery of oil. The western industrial nations thrust for more oil with the largest reserves discovered in the Middle East is where we are today. Some regions in the Middle East are still in the Middle Ages while others have taken to western modern ways. One the biggest mistake the outside world has done in the Middle East is arming all side to the maximum capacity. The amount of money spent on military equipment is criminal, considering the standard of living of most of the people. This case could be made with many other counties outside the Middle East. It is a global problem that has to be dealt with on a global level. Over the last 20 years the Middle East nations have spent over a hundred of billion dollars and on a global level trillions of dollars have been spent on military weapons and equipment.
Developing Palestine into a viable economic peaceful state is the goal. There will be two major projects one being the Palestine West Bank Project and the second the Gaza Project one day connected by high-speed rail. Israel and other Middle East nations will have to make some contributions to make it work. The outside world will have to contribute like never before. The creation of a Palestine country must be addressed by the international world. One of the keys to making this work is the Egyptian and Jordanian government and people willingness to work out a land deal to create the State of Palestine. A land deal with Egypt, for some land adjacent to the Gaza strip to create the state of Palestine. The same has to be done with Jordan with land adjacent to the West Bank creating the state of Palestine. With 50% of the money received by Egyptian and the Jordanian government will be invested in enterprise zone adjacent to Palestine within their own country. Many of the Palestine refugees already live within some of this land. An economic package will be apart of the deal with the wealthy Arab nations making a contribution to make it work.
This project will require the help and investment from the governments, religions institutions of the world and the United Nations to create two new institutions. With one being a Religions University of the World (RUW) and the second being a new branch to the United Nation, Palestine United Nations (PUN) to deal with religion disputes. They would be built on the west bank in Palestine creating thousand of jobs as well as changing the environment of the region. A major fresh water project will be needed to create fresh water for Palestine. An infrastructure will have to be created to give the Palestine people a chance for a good way of life. With private corporations being encourage investing in private project. A tourist industry will develop during peaceful times giving the people of the world a chance to see the cradle of religion to the Western world. RUW and the PUN will setup charter school in Palestine and Gaza of Palestine to teach the young Palestine children. There will be a close working relationship between RUW and the PUN.
Religions University of the World (RUW)
RUW would provide a platform for religion leaders and organizations to teach their belief. The courses will be offer to the student body, which will be students from around the world. RUW will have their degrees for their full time students, with many other part-time student taking courses for a semester from other schools. Bringing people from all over the world to study religion, philosophy, history, ethics and culture in a true global way. Government's corporations and foundations can send people for specific training courses. World leaders and special seminars will be global broadcast on RUW satellite channel. RUW will be the crossroads for people, knowledge, and understanding of other people and their ways. RUW will have training courses for the United Nation Peace Keeping Forces.
The Nation of Palestine should be made of four States; Gaza Strip, West Bank and two new Palestinian states. One new state (The State of Sinai) would be created from the land adjacent to the Gaza Strip part of the Sinai Peninsula in a land deal worked out with the Government of Egypt, the other a land deal worked out with the Jordanian Government for some land adjacent to the West bank. These four States will make up the nation of Palestine. With an economics package worked out with Egypt, there could be a global effort helping the Palestinian people develop this area into an economically viable state. These two new Palestinian States will have many things in common, creating jobs and a new challenge for many of the Palestinian people. A master plans that is a clear vision for the Palestinian's people to a new way of life.
The Old City of Jerusalem should be an international city as stated in United Nations Security Resolution 181 (1947). Jerusalem would not be the Capitol of Israel or Palestine, East Jerusalem and the old section would become a religious state much like Vatican. The State of the Old City of Jerusalem should be separate from Israel and Palestine and should be under the United Nations as a separate State. This would create a natural zone with its own laws, enforced by the United Nations in the beginning.
With so many of the Palestinians refuges in the nation of Jordan, creating this new state of Palestine could help them political within their own country. Parts of these new territories will become Enterprise Zones that the global community will help, build the infrastructure for the Palestinian state. 65% of the Jordanian's population claims to be Palestinian descendants, with 1.6 million live in poor conditions.
The Right of Return and the Israeli's Occupation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are major parts of the problems that must be negotiated for a long lasting peace. Using United Nations statistics for the number of people involved on each side, a formula, agreed to by both sides, should be used as a base to work from. It could work something like this; whatever population figures both sides can agree to, could then be converted to a ratio. The ratio converted to a percentage that could be applied to each part: civilian population and land (Territory). Working from the number of Israeli settlers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip with the percentage of people it is agreed may stay on, then that same percent of Palestinians will have the right to return to Israeli as citizens. In each case the other will have to live under the law of the land in which they settle. A mix of population on both sides, to some degree, will be best for all sides. A similar formula for land should be worked out where a trade of similar acre for acre on the each side. Many of the policies toward each should reflect on what is happening on the other side. (Tit for tat.) For any agreement to work long term, it will have to be fair to both sides and may never be seen as fair to all people. The governments on both sides will have to agree to enforce the letter and spirit of the treaties in the best interest of most of the people. This is going to bring out the extremists on both sides testing the strength of the leadership on both sides.
One of the roles first the United Nations Peace Keeping Forces will be to help train forces on a local and state level. These forces will work with the local and state authorities to enforce the laws of the land. Other members will monitor the distribution of international aid. They will supply security for the international aid workers. The main base of operations will be in and near the capital city of Palestine. The United Nations and the sister agencies will take the leading role in this mission. An international empowerment zone will be created from which the public and private sectors will operate.
One of the first operations to be completed is the building of a campus for the international community to use in the first phase of this operation. These buildings should be built to stand permanently. They will be used be used for other purposes down the road. The campus will be where the government, private sector, humanitarians, educators, medical personnel, engineers, and communications come together. This campus will be built using local labor. The campus’ main focus will be to train local people in the way of the new world, that may be applied to the cities in their new country.
The government will have the following sections: administration, law enforcement, and justice. A balanced team of international workers will come to this campus to help train, consult and monitor the implementation of the new government. The enforcement side will be the most expensive and employ the largest number of people. Creating a base for the economy of the newborn society, a tax system will have to be implemented to cover future government operations.
The private sector will be encouraged to invest and bring in professionals to operate and train local individuals. Examples of business areas of need; hotel, computer, brick factories, communications, farming, banking… The list goes on and will grow as the needs and progress of their society grows. Parts of the private sector could be investment, and the other part could be aid, to help them recruit and build their network of local people in the region.
This section will manage the international donations, earmarking them for private individuals. This section will help the small local professional people with grants of tools and materials of their trade and start-up programs for small business owners. The new and alternate methods of generating electricity will be encouraged for outer regions in the nation.
This section will focus on building and starting new schools, to be turned over to the local community. Local labor and contracts for material will be used whenever possible. Charter of private schools will also be encouraged. This will be the second most labor-intensive sector. The international community will encourage the separation of religion and public education.
In a Palestinian city an International Medical Center will be built to provided basic medical care and training for the local population. The Center will start off as a small clinic with room to grow into the states premier medical training center.
This section will work with the other sections in their construction projects. Building the infrastructure will start around the capital city. Professionals and student undergraduates of engineering from the global community having some fluency in the local languages will do internships. They will take on one of the local construction projects and be a consultant giving training and encouraging local participation. Natives of the region will reproduce the projects in the outer regions of the nation.
The communication sector will administer communications for the other sectors as well as disseminate information throughout the country. A start-up newspaper, a radio station and a telephone company will broadcast information about ongoing international aid programs and opportunities for the people of the country. A combination of wired and wireless telephone systems has to be implemented. With Web access, international communication of information and consulting will be able to continue.
With the first stage of the operations in place, with international aid keeping the nation of Palestine afloat. National elections and the operation of law enforcement by the Palestine people will mark the beginning of phase II. Monitoring and counseling programs will continue with the tax revenue paying the way for the further nation development. Nation building will vary according to region and culture, but the basic needs will be the same. The international community can only help so far, before the local people have to pick-up and build out what was started. The campus started by the international community will be taken over by local authorities, with the private sector remaining to run their operations.
Palestine United Nation (PUN)
PUN's Charter will be mediate religious dispute between the different religious fractions that have disagreements to promote the understanding of other people’s religious beliefs. PUN will consult with other United Nation members and government leaders of the world. PUN and RUW will work on project together with the United Nation. Such as Food and Tools for Guns and Weapons Program or the International Student Education Exchange Program. As part of the United Nation body PUN will focus on problems humane rights and religious practices that need to be addressed by UN.
RUW and PUN will be the backbone to the developing of Palestine and its economy. The international banks and investment community will have to make financial commitment to Gaza of Palestine and its new acquired Sinai land will be developed to create a viable economy with some farming, light manufacturing, recreation, and tourism. Gaza of Palestine could be the gateway to the Egyptian historical sites and Jerusalem religious sites. Creating a long lasting peace and stability in this region would create a gold mine in the tourist industry opening the region for international investors. The programs described in this outline if implemented correctly could change the way things have been going in this region, in course have everlasting changes all around the world. The Arabs and global world community will have to work together to make it work. A global oil surcharge tax could be added to ever barrel of oil exported, this money could help the United Nations and the developing nations. The British Monarch could be a role model for some of the Middle East Monarch to move towards. Palestine United Nation (PUN) will border East Jerusalem. The relationship between Arab and Jew has to change as much as the relationship between Arab and Palestine people. 40% to 70% unemployment among the Palestine people is and will be a breeding ground for trouble. There are many more details that have to be worked out.
This part of the paper is a follow up to what the United Nation new role should be in the future. The problems the UN faced during the first three years of its conception are many of the same as today. As the world becomes a smaller place our difference become more apparent. It is the time for UN to take a new leading in the world. These ideas may not be new and some of them may already exist. It is the formula and combination of some new ideas with some old ideas and some improvement on the ones that are already in place. The UN needs a major over haul into the twenty-first century; they have not fully utilized their goodwill. The world is changing at a faster rate then ever before and the UN has not keep up with its pace. The UN purpose, charter and goals for the most part are very good. As a group they have lost their direction, mission and have gotten lost in all of the red tape of a large bureaucratic system. An oversight committee needs to evaluate all of the committees and sub-committees to try to consolidate the number of committees. The UN has to call on some of the leaders of the global corporations world to help streamline the procedures of the UN and to help implement some of these new programs. This oversight committee should a group from the private sector, some former retired CEOs, CFOs, etc. The retired sector could have more time to dedicate to the project.
UN Satellite Stations
There should be two channels one being much like C-SPAN broadcasting globally meetings and sessions of the United Nations. The second station should be similar to the Discovery channel but coving UN projects, programs and problems. Both channels would be educational on global issues and a way that the UN could communicate with the people of the world. The stations would operate more like public broadcasting. They could expose problems and explain the UN position to them. The UN could have fundraiser and recruit volunteers into some of their programs. There would be programming for the schools, collages, public and private intuitions to use as an educational tool. It would be the way the UN could disseminate information to the people and governments of the world.
Export Oil Tax
Putting a tax on the crud oil that is exported would be a good way to help pay for some of the UN new programs. The Export Oil Tax would help the UN nation build the infrastructure for its new leading role. An exported tax on crude oil will help pay for some of the changes. Half the money colleted would be spent in the region of collection to help balance some of the social and economical inequities of the world.
Court of Culture and Religious Disputes
The role of this court will not be to handle criminal cases. It would be dealing with disputes over ideology difference that needs to be mediated. There would not necessarily be a party right or wrong but how can this matter be settle in a peaceful way. The rules of engagement will be quite different than the UN criminal court; it will resemble family court.
Peace Keeping Forces
Their role will for the near time future will play an increasing role of importance. Every nation should be encouraged to participate. For these UN Peace Keeping Forces will be the people’s ambassadors of tomorrow. The terms and engagement will vary according to the situations. They could be the police and soldiers of the humanitarian aid workers in regions that have un-rest. Counties that do not want their armed forces under UN command should have a sabbatical program for those people who want volunteer the UN Forces for a year or two. Counties with a lot of military hardware will be encouraged to donate the use of some of their hardware during peacetime.
United Nations Website
The UN Website that has developed is a good point to begin the new outreach programs. It is a great tool for receiving and transmitting information and new ideas around the neighborhood and world. For organizing a global volunteer force on many levels. As a teaching tool and promoter of the UN principle and goals.
Charter United Nation Schools
The UN has to strengthen it charter school programs using the Internet and satellite TV stations. Establishing UN charter schools in places where they are needed the most. You could have a board of director of retired school personnel in one country giving support and guidance to a group in Palestine on the day-to-day operation of that school system. This could happen over the Internet and conference calls. These schools should be established so they can start to run on their own over time. Teachers from around the world could help out on site, using the UN support team to get them up and running. The curriculum will have to be customized for the needs of the region and culture. In some cases and situations small finical sensitive will be needed for the students to get family support.
Step one to peace movement has to take into account the following:
1-Realignment of Society Attitude
All three parts will over lap and will have to come together. Without one of these parts it will become chaos, as it is today. Realignment of Society Attitude (RSA) is going to be the hardest and longest parts of the solution. It must start with education and this must happen on several levels. The media, religions, schools, associations and families must reevaluate their ways of the past. With our media the door is half open and half closed. With the media in the Middle East the door is closed and only open a crack in Israel. RSA is global problem that needs to be worked out first on a regional level. Without regional changes the local changes will sway from one extreme to another.
The media has to be the first to change their ways. They need to be more moderate and pro-active in the peace movement. They have to create a program base that will bring people together. There should be a government official-to-official format to communicate each government’s viewpoint on specific problems and possible solutions. The media has to be open to viewpoints from all sides and from the middle. Educational programs should be created to show the moderate viewpoints of many sides of the same issue. These programs should be broadcast globally. Forums, such as a TV talk show between the Palestinians and Israeli people to discuss their differences on an on going base, could be utilized. Different programs covering the variety of issues and sides in a constructive format. The media can be a tool or a weapon depending on how it is used.
The religious institutions have to practice and preach the truth from their pulpits and books. Their schools must teach tolerance towards other people's beliefs and ways that may be different from their own. As with most things religion can be a tool and help people and society or it can be a weapon that hurts people and society. This is true with religion, education, politics, military, and power. Religious leaders from the different faiths of moderation should have their own media forums to exchange ideas and beliefs. The religious institutions, media and schools have a great influence on the ideology of the people. Young minds can change over time and though the older ones may never change, they will not live forever. The religious hard line extremists will be the most difficult to deal with. They may only be muffled and segregated from the mainstream majority.
The schools and programs have the greatest chance of helping change the ideological beliefs of the young people of this region. More family student exchange programs are needed on an international basis, especially between Palestine and Israel. Education is the best chance for RSA to have a long lasting positive effect. For this reason, major changes have to be made in the existing Palestine schools. An international coalition of educators should be organized in local chapters, to adopt individual schools in Palestine. A bridge from administrator-to-administrator, teacher-to-teacher, and student-to-student, should be built to communicate and educate the each side to the problems and solutions of the day.
Young Arab People Associations should be established much like our “Y” program here in The United States. There should be a foreign student exchange program, providing halfway housing for foreign students. Connecting the Palestinian's youth to other youths in other international pluralistic societies should be a part of their study program.
One of the major hurdles we face in the Middle East today is that tribal society has evolved into what are mostly single religion states. There is no separation of religion and military, and both become one within the governments of the Middle Eastern nations. These monolithic countries with autocratic rulers have the hardest times changing some of the ways of the past. Creating bridges between the Open Societies and Closed Societies will create a better understanding on both sides of the bridge. Bringing people and families together to build a relationship of understanding, though not always in agreement. You can turn back the clock in a nation, such as the Ayatollah did in Iran, but you can't erase the knowledge acquired by a society. This is what frightens many of the closed autocratic societies so much. The States of Israel, Egypt and Palestine represent a threat to many of the closed Middle Eastern nations of today.
After a platform is established and the Rule of Law is created, only then will you be able to have self-governed enforcement of the laws. A clear vision of the future State of Palestine will have to be agreed to by all sides involved. A small, elite, national, light-armed Palestine military force needs to be trained by the international peace keeping forces. Their role will be to help support the State Police of Palestine in overseeing the law enforcement of the new Palestine. The cities, and some of the villages, will have local police that will enforce local and state laws within their city limits. In conjunction with the development of the new police force there needs to be a new court system implemented. The State and local courts system should have a High Court of Appeals.
Palestine may one day join Egypt, as the more open Moslem societies in the Middle East. In closed society enforcement, laws and regulations are easy to enforce. It is only went you have an Open Society that laws and regulations evolve as society changes. What is needed today for enforcement hopefully will not be needed one day in the future. Most societies want and strive to a peaceful co-existence with the global community. Having strong central government with local control and enforcement of the laws should be the global way.
What is needed now in Palestine is a strong and massive international peace keeping force under a United Nation mandate. The goal of this force will be to leave this region under local control in peaceful co-existence with it neighbors. This force will have an array of assignments. First and foremost they will be Ambassadors of Western Ways in a peaceful co-existence with a pluralistic world. Second they will help the regional and local authorities to establish a system that works. Establishing a working relationship with the outside world will help them achieve a self-governing society than can peacefully co-exist. The military housing that will be needed in the beginning will one day be used by educators and students from the outside world. Many of the groups and organizations needed to do the mission already exist. They need the backing, coordination and assignment of the mission by local authorizes and global communities that are involved. The United Nations and its new Palestine branch should be the leader in this role.
Taxing a society is the only way an open society can raise money for humanitarian aid to others. The leading nations of the world want security for their people and the rest of the world. Security comes in many forms. The world leaders cannot afford to tax their people in order to provide a militaristic security in a world of social unrest. The cost of social change verses military spending is where we have to decide which way we are going to go. Only with a balance between these two will you achieve global security and peace. How we spend and invest the global resources today will determine the world we will have tomorrow.
A global export crude oil tax would be one of the fairest ways to pay for some of these new programs. The cash flow created by this tax would give the international groups the money to build and support the infrastructure for humanitarian projects and for peacekeeping missions. The United Nation would be one of the main organizations coordinating other groups and agencies in their humanitarian missions. We must utilize the expertise of the groups that already exist in the area. The benefits of a global oil tax could create the means to balance some of the world's inequities. This tax could help develop the infrastructure needed to enforce global policies that are mandated by the United Nations. This tax would be collected at the port of exit. It would go to the regional offices of the United Nations, to help with the cost of their regional missions. With a large source of new capital the United Nations and its operatives can take on the new leading roles in regional missions that are mandated by them. As the growth and expectation of the United Nations role grows, so will the resources to take them on. This would distribute the cost on to those nations that consume more imported crude oil. It would create a transparent record of export and import of the crude oil.
This tax would give the United Nations an independent source of cash enabling it to finance projects on an ongoing basis. With the creation of UN regional offices, focused on their region’s needs, the route of the international aid can be made more direct. Full time UN workers, in the region of need, will become the monitors and enforcers of the international aid. Their allegiance will be to the United Nations and it role in the region.
When the Middle Eastern nations were formed during the late forties, the old British form of government was chosen by many of these newly formed countries. The British Monarch gave up a lot of ground and absolute power to have the world we have today. The Middle Eastern Kingdoms have to change their ways going forward as a nation preserving designated region of their country. As people and families should have the right and freedom to choose weather they live in a city or country, they should also have the right to choose between the old ways and new ways as a way of life.
There should be sections of regions that preserve the tradition and ways of the past. The outer parts of these regions would be open to the outside world to come and see and visit. With the inner parts of the regions remaining closed to preserve the purity of the old ways of the past. Progress and the ways of the new world are not seen as being good by all sides. Establishing areas that are reserved by laws maintaining areas of the past should be part of all cultures. The Rule of Law would vary region to region according to local traditional.
United Nations and the New World Order
With a code of conduct written that is acceptable among communities around the world. The four-status level of nations would be divided into six regions: The UN and it regional members will have find the code of conduct that are similar among the majority of nations and adopt them as a resolution. Those countries, groups, and people that do not agree with the principles and goals of a globally accepted agreement, should be isolated. Political and religious extremist should be dealt with in an appropriate manor. We need fewer laws and more enforcement of the laws we need.
Neither the United States nor any other country should be the global police or judge in a unilateral fashion. This role should be led by the UN and followed by the Open Society nations as well as any other nation that want to participate in a multilateral way. The UN has to play a stronger role in the leadership into the new millennium. All nations should be responsible for internal crimes, violence, and justice within their borders. A government could summons UN to mediate, intervene or judge an internal dispute between different ethnic, and or religious groups that are having conflicts within a nation. The second way for UN involvement in a country internal problem is by 2/3-majority vote of UN council. It would be illegal for any nation to use it armed forces outside their boarders unless it is an act approved by a 2/3-majority vote by the UN Council. In the case of Declaration of War between two or more nation, the UN would only play a diplomatic role. Only during cease-fires, or at the end of a war would UN Peace Keeping Forces would be involved.
There are many more than two sides to any problem. Very often, there is not one answer that is right to all, only conformity to what might be best for the majority involved. One cannot change history or what has already happened, but we can influence the way things are going to be tomorrow. What was right and proper yesterday may be wrong today. One must understand the historical perceptive of the way things were to be able to understand where we are today, and where we may be headed. We have many more things in common with the other side than we realize. “Things are not right, and there are injustices being done to their people.” “They started it and we don't feel secure, and it's not our fault.” Usually most sides will agree that there is a problem; it is only in the answer, or solution, that there will be disagreements.
In the ever so changing world the UN role becomes more important. For the New World Order to work the UN will have lead all the nations into the world of a multilateral platform. All nations will have to make major changes in their practices and ways. Example: The United States and its allies cannot preach peace and be the world supermarket for weapons of death and destruction. With political and social issues, the rate of change will vary among nations. The United Nation and the New World Order should focus on the Middle East and bring peace into this region and the rest of the world will follow. The UN should help navigate and mediate these changes into the new Millennium.
PAL will use the Internet to establish connection between people of Palestine and the rest of the world with the main focus on teenagers. Working on the assumptions that the young people in the world minds are still open to more ideas and ways that are different from their own. The young people are the gateway to the inter-net of the world of tomorrow. Establishing links between young people of Palestine and young people of the world will help people on all sides. The young people of Palestine will be reassured that they are not forgotten and that there is hope. With so many other young people around the world realizing how lucky some are to having the life they have.
PAL mission is to build bridges between the young people of Palestine and the people of the world. Creating projects for students and classrooms in Palestine and around the world. Getting people involved in making Palestine a better place to live, work, and learn.
The Internet is a vast ocean of information with much of it lost in the sea. PAL wants to target information about Palestine creating a tool for the teachers in the classroom to be able to use to teach about the people of Palestine. This site will focus on the culture and a way to peace in the land of Palestine.
Classroom to Classroom
This part of the site will deal with a classroom in Palestine and a classroom somewhere else in the world. It will be a closed link between the two classrooms. This section will need a password to enter. Class projects designed by the teachers will be established. A dialog between the two classrooms with one teaching the other about their life expirence. The Lucky Classroom will adopt the Palestinian Classroom by racing funds, material, supplies and gifts. Donate your old computer program these could become the computer in a classroom that does not have one. Over the course of the year there will be students that develop a personal relationship they will be able to continue their relationship though the Student-to-Student Program. By increasing the dialog we will increase the awareness of how life is on the other side.
PAL Student to Student Program
This section will be for students that may have been in the PAL Classroom Program. It will be open to the public for viewing. Each student will have a short biography about himself or herself. With many being some of the older students helping and advising some of the younger and newer PAL Classrooms.
PAL Student-to-Student Home Page
A. Student Chat Room
B. Student Biography section
C. Student Diary
D. Student Classroom
E. What can I do
PAL Student-to-Student section will rely on volunteers (students, teachers and people who care) to monitor this part of the site. The postings will be monitored by the PAL monitoring volunteers, who will be monitor by the PAL administration.
PAL Bulletin Board
PAL Bulletin Board will post writings from students, classrooms, and teachers chosen by the PAL administration.
PAL Bulletin Board Homepage
A. PAL’S Students
B. PAL’S Classroom Projects
C. PAL’S Vision of Peace
D. PAL’S Teacher Corner
E. How can I Help?
PAL’s Links Homepage
This page will have links to other groups that are dealing with the Palestinian issue. It will be a good tool for student or teacher to get information about Palestine. Example; The United Nations, and United States State Department have good Web sites with 100’s thousands of pages with only a few dealing with Palestine. PAL’s links will take right there. There are many reliable groups that have web site with vast amounts of information about many things. It is getting to the pages that deal with the specific topic as a PEACE in PALESTINE for the young at heart. PAL wants to build bridges between people and information dealing with Palestine.
PAL’s Contact Homepage
Through this page people will be able to contact PAL to get involved in one of our many programs or to make a donation.
Sponsor a Palestine child, family or classroom
Donate old computers, school supplies
Fresh water and bread
Become a member of Palestine-American Link
Palestine needs help in many different ways; PAL want to become a link for some of that help that is needed today.