Wednesday, 8 April 2015

THE ARAB-ISRAELI BRIDGE OF TRUST

The Arab- Israeli peace process has gone through years of intensive negotiations last of which was back in January 2012 without a real solution that would end the long conflict .These negotiations concentrated at the establishment of the Palestinian state boarders,lands swap, settlements and money transfers to the Palestinian authority. Those precise elements are the main reason of failure for any negotiations at any given time,they are so vast and includes a lot of sub issues that needs to be tackled first and the process should start from the base going upwards and not the other way around, for example the boarder issue has been discussed even before building trust bridges between the two sides, you only have to listen to the press releases after these negotiations to reach the conclusion that they will never agree since every party accuses the other of bad intentions and deliberately putting obstacles to the peace process progress  .
So what should be done?
In order to build a trust bridge you will need links between the two, such as friendship societies part of the civil society that lays the foundation for future committees which includes Arabs and Israelis working together in a non-political environment but rather in a professional environment, giving the priority to the real needs of the people instead of the politicians.politicians. They will co-ordinate with their own governments to elect professional people with experience and knowledge not only in their field but also in the field of building trust.
 Such a committee will be the Gaza committee which includes doctors, engineers, judges,lawyers and bankers with equal numbers on each side, their purpose is to concentrate on Gaza needs and set a list of procedures such as
1 - Money transfers will be done through the committee which will show transparency and the projects which consumed it.(5.4 B$ was authorized October 2014)
2-  opening Gaza sea port with procedures for ships docking ,inspection and customs
3- Allowing medical aid through all crossings
4 - complaints between  the government of Gaza and that of Israel will go through the committee to prevent aggression from any side
5 - crossings security procedures which will allow Gazans to cross with dignity and ease if their security cards are valid .

the committee will be supported by the UN  and the countries involved whom could be the likes of Jordan,Morocco,Egypt,UAE,Qatar and Palestinians,. These Arabic countries have sort of ties with Israel which will make it easier to work with and will have fast communications with their homeland to assert the priorities in aid materials and to fill the fields of professions that the Palestinian lack.
Such committee if proved to be successful will allow the start of others and could be the core of something really big discussing the very issues that were the reasons of all the negotiations failures,and in any case these committees will set the standards of building bridges of trust and team work for the benefit of the citizens and the peace in the region , we have to initiate,start small, grow and then discuss the main issues.
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waw what time is it?
what a wonderful dream !!!!!



    

6 comments:

  1. Yeah that was a wonderful dream :)
    It's why I always ask the question "Does Israel deserve to exist?" because if the answer from whomever I am talking to is "No" then why should I bother trying to talk about a peaceful resolution?

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    1. IT IS TIME MR CROW, WHILE THE POLITICIANS ARE BARGAINING FOR THEIR OWN BENEFIT PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING THERE, IT IS TIME FOR THE PEOPLE TO HAVE A BREAK
      I AM REALLY GLAD YOU LIKED IT

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    2. You have to always remember when you are choosing sides, it matters more if you are building a bridge or a bunker. Found it excellent. You have an excellent mind to heart Nael. I want to get some grassroots humanitarian relief going from up the coast. Blankets and baby food. Apolitical left-wing Israeli. Vegetarian long hair opinionated non violent coast dwellers. Not much different in Tel Aviv or Gaza. Santa Cruz and San Francisco. In the end we're all neighborhood. You can't change that no matter how many lines you draw on a napkin.

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