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Roger Farinha

Founder, New American Spring

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A Proposes Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: People to People...

It's clear that the ordinary peoples both of Israel and Palestine desire only a peaceful life. Yet their political leaders feel obligated to defend the perceived, respective pride of their constituents. What if an Israeli citizen were to draft up a peoples' proposition to the Palestinians, bypassing their respective leaders?

This proposition would sound, in deep and sincere tones, the aspiration of the Israeli people for peace. It would call the Palestinians to take control of their supposed "leaders" who are launching missiles from populated areas having children and families, knowing that Israel will have to retaliate and using its own people for international political leverage. It would challenge the Palestinian people to call such leaders "enemies within" and urge them to let their peace-loving, moderate majority take their voice.

But here's the hitch. If the Palestinians refuse to take charge of their rogue leaders for the sake of securing peace, the proposal will give notice that the Israeli people will urge their military that since peace is impossible, to go all out and take all the historical lands of Israel. The Palestinians will then be obliged to live under Israeli sovereignty.

For if peace is impossible, why not go all out for integrity as a nation?

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    Nov 27 2012: This is outside the politicians box as far as I know it may be the right bait for change...Three Ideas...and do not underate music and art for its power. ONE; a International poetry conference in the middle east...to bring all the wounded hearts together for spoken word and a prize for most effective poem....TWO arab wrestling federation...give a chance to pummelle your opponent on TV ..good for lower income individuals as opposed to the occupation of martyr . And THREE;; DNA test for everyone..see who you are related to...Im sure some of the most vicious advocates of war are not legitimate of the purity they push for. None of these seem political..but they are platforms(safer) for expression,and they tell a human story...have you ever read a poem from those you have issue with,watched your athelete lose or win against the other...seem how messed up your DNA history is....

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