Israeli-Palestinian Confederation?

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    From the New York Times:

    "An initiative to establish an Israeli-Palestinian confederation and joint parliament was publicized Monday with a full page advertisement in the New York Times, aimed at recruiting 1,500 parliamentary candidates from both sides of the conflict.

    "The initiative was launched by Israeli-born lawyer Josef Avesar, a California resident, and has been endorsed by former Israeli foreign minister Shlomo Ben Ami and Palestinian peace activist and National Council member Hanna Siniora .

    "Elections for a planned joint Israeli-Palestinian parliament are to be held on December 12, and the ConfederationÂ’s website allows Israeli and Palestinians over the age of 21 to submit their candidacy for parliament member or president.

    "The parliament is to include 300 members, elected by 300 voting districts encompassing Israel and the Palestinian territories. Candidates must declare online 'under penalty of perjury' that they are residents 'of Israel or Palestine.'

    "The joint parliament is not intended to replace the existing Israeli and Palestinian legislatures, organizers explain, but rather help bridge the gap between the sides.

    "According to the parliamentÂ’s constitution, legislation can only pass with the consent of both sides."

    New York Times ad seeks candidates for joint Israeli-Palestinian parliament | The Times of Israel
     
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    ok that's a cute idea it merely means that if both Israel and ----those other guys agree to something----they can do it thru this cute little device of a kind of faux parliament
     
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    You could think about running, Irosie. They might even make you PM and George your water bearer.
     
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    Kind of like Switzerland.

    "On December 12, 2012, Israelis and Palestinians will have the chance to vote—together—for a new government: a Confederation that will represent both peoples. The voters will elect Parliament members, a President and a Vice President.

    "Those elected will work together as equals to draft legislation for peace. More than 650 candidates from the West Bank, Gaza and Israel are currently standing for election, demonstrating their willingness to serve in this government. Our goal is to have more than 1,500 candidates by the time of the elections."

    Israeli Palestinian Confederation | Indiegogo
     
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    Can you wrap your mind around the idea of Arabs in Gaza and Hebron communicating with a Jew in Tel-Aviv discussing solutions to their dilemma that benefits all of them?
     
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    That covers a lot of ground. We'll get back to you.
     
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    wonderful it should work almost as beautifully as the loving relationship between India and Pakistan
     
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    Do you see any common colonial denominator to India/Pakistan and Israel/Palestine?
     
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    why do you put forth little baby concepts for discussion georgie-----are you still in the eighth grade. If you wish to claim that all of the problems of the world are a result of WESTERN COLONIALISM-----go right ahead----

    what do you think of the ZIONIST CONTROLLED CIA?
     
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    "The peoples of Palestine and Israel, in order to bring about peace and prosperity, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, promote the general welfare, and secure liberty for ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Israeli Palestinian Confederation..."

    "We believe that the principles stated above will be achieved through the facilities of a mutual confederation, dedicated to fair representation of both the Israeli and the Palestinian peoples, and dedicated to achieving consensus through confederation principles."

    Israeli Palestinian Confederation - Constitution
     

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