by Ted Belman
Last August, PM Salam Fayyad released a Plan to "establish Palestine as an independent, democratic, progressive, and modern Arab state, with full sovereignty over its territory in the West Bank and Gaza, on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital." within two years.
In early November Haaretz reported it included a secret provision which stipulated a "unilateral declaration of independence". Then
"If the Palestinians take such a unilateral line,
MK Danon says that Israel must not settle for annexing settlement blocs, but must rather annex Judea and Samaria in their entirety, except for Arab cities.
Minister Erdan also said
Meanwhile, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) and Minister Landau have taken action to introduce bills for annexing Jewish communities in Judea and
The PA also threatening to seek the formal endorsement of the UN but the E.U. and the
SO FAR ISRAEL HAS BEEN ADAMANTLY AGAINST ABROGATING THE OSLO ACCORDS no matter what the provocation. After 15 years of trying to negotiate a deal, perhaps its time for
Everyone knows that there is no diplomatic solutions. Neither party is willing to make the necessary compromises. That's why the PA talks about a unilateral declaration and the EU and some in the
According to the remarks above, it would involve annexing parts, if not all Judea and
This would be an incremental approach to gauge the reaction of the international community. It wouldn't be pretty. The next step would be to annex all of Areas "B" and "C" with its Arab population of about 340,000. Area "A" with its 1.2 million Arabs would be dealt with thereafter assuming that it is not decided to do it all at once.
Mike Wise published "Mandate for
In Caroline Glick's article,"Obama's failure, Netanyahu's opportunity" she introduces this Plan.
Israel should strike out on a new course and work toward the integration of Judea and Samaria, including its Palestinian population, into Israeli society. In the first instance, this will require the implementation of Israeli law in the
but she doesn't fully, at least in this article, endorse the Plan. The Plan proposes that Israeli law be extended to all of Judea and
Annexation will provide a clear and well-defined status for West Bank Arabs. At the time of Annexation, the PA will no longer have a reason to exist and it and all terrorist infrastructures will be outlawed and dismantled. The PA and other terrorist organizations will be subject to
Although Glick wants to integrate all of Judea and
It is essential that the process and strategy of offering Israeli citizenship to West Bank Arabs must be very carefully planned, including its timing, demographic, geographic, historical and social factors. Citizenship will include all the benefits currently available to the citizens of Israel including: health care, education, welfare, economic incentives, employment, social safety nets, voting rights and others. The responsibilities of citizenship will include a public oath of loyalty to the State of
The reason Glick excludes Area "A" is because of the 1.2 million Arabs living there. She and most Israelis don't want to extend Israeli citizenship to them no matter on what terms. The Plan doesn't see this as a problem that can't be dealt with. There are about 200,000 Arabs in
Jerusalem Summit, a Christian/Jewish think tank, in 2005 published Prof Martin Sherman's article, "Redefining the Palestinian Problem" which proposed an humanitarian solution rather than a political one. This proposal involves resettling the refugees elsewhere and offering compensation to Arabs living in Judea and
The offer now on the table is close to €12,000 for every person who takes up the offer to leave.
Critics of the measure say it sends the wrong message to foreigners but the centre-right government in
The financial carrot is ten times more than that previously offered under a scheme which as been law since 1997.
Sarkozy has also floated such a plan. So why can't
Paul Eidelberg is totally against relying on Netanyahu's "economic peace" which Glick supports. He says they "succumb to the wishful thinking of crypto-Marxists and capitalists who think there is an economic solution to human conflict, including religious conflicts."
One consequence of bettering their economic lot would be that Arabs would immigrate to this area rather than emigrate from it. The reverse of what we want. But that is not what he is concerned with. He wants to deal with reality and not fantasy. Therefore the problem must be solved in a different way.
One suggestion that he makes in The Eidelberg Plan is for
Currently PM Netanyahu, supported by Barak and Peres, is banging the peace drum for all he is worth. He is begging for negotiations to begin and hinting he will be generous but has not yet backed away from his demands of recognition, an undivided
I wouldn't worry too much about it. Netanyahu is not about to give away the farm.
What negotiator starts negotiations by showing how much he wants them. The reverse is always the case. Therefore, I believe that Netanyahu is talking the talk knowing he won't have to walk the walk. Many in the know, that I have talked with, agree.
Today, the focus of the Middle East players is
Assuming no diplomatic solution will be forthcoming for the creation of
The peace process has brought death and destruction and not brought us closer to peace. Time for new approach. Thomas Friedman, writing in the New York Times a week ago, agrees.
"It is time for a radically new approach. And I mean radical. I mean something no
This would enable
So long as
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See also "
"There Is A Solution To The Conflict"
and especially, "A New Paradigm For The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: From The Political To The Humanitarian"
 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article- 1226698/Denmark-pay-immigrants-12-000-home-wont-assimilate.html
 November 16, 2009, transcript of
An early version of his plan was proposed in 2004
(http://www.think-israel.org/eidelberg.systemreform.html) and elaborated in 2005
Additional features of the plan can be found by typing Eidelberg plan in the google box in the http://www.think-israel.org banner.
Ted Belman is a Canadian lawyer and editor of the IsraPundit.com website, an activist pro-Israel website. He now lives in
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