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whosinpower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-10 06:10 PM
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92. There is another option
And it is pretty far fetched, but I will throw it out there anyways.

Abbas and Netanyahu negotiate that the border will be the 1967 line. Any settlements that are over the line become under palistinian rule. No settlers have to leave, but the land they reside on is subject to rent/lease agreements to the PA. Settlers who wish to stay will have to abide by palistinian law, and become palistinian citizens. The PA will be responsible for any violence between the two groups. Settlers who wish to return to Israel proper will be allowed to do so. They can sell their properties(homes, buildings, businesses) as they see fit, but cannot sell land that does not belong to them - it is the property of Palistine.

In this way, the settlers become a revenue stream for the PA. They pay for what they use. They don't have to leave, but it must be acknowledged that their safety will no longer be secured by the IDF, as the IDF will no longer be there. Any future growth of the settlement would have to be negotiated with the PA.

Israel maintains it's jewish roots, and Palistine becomes a reality. No settlers would be uprooted without their consent, but if they want to stay, they have to negotiate and pay. Both groups acknowledge their right to exist, both groups denounce all violence perpetrated against the other, and work together to fight extremism in all its forms - perhaps a bylateral organization that is funded, and trained by both nations to fight terrorism both in Israel and Palistine - not the IDF. The IDF's role would be external national threats abroad.

Right of return becomes the last sticking point.
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