Sir, if I may be so candid with you, it is my belief that creating a future Palestinian state (for resettlement)or perhaps returning to the 1967 borders may not necessarily cultivate the kind of peaceful relationsbetween the Jews and Palestinians as perhaps intended. When set against the example of the 1947Partition of India, which despite parallel historic, cultural, geographic, and economic associationsbetween the then Dominion of Pakistan and the Union of India; both countries still, at present, share anabiding relationship of mistrust and hostility
one, which was reaffirmed at the time with repeatedoutbreaks of violence between the Muslims and Hindus throughout that displacement process;compounded with the ongoing disputes of territorial boundaries of Kashmir, and continues to this daywith politically-motivated skirmishes in the respective regions.Sir, I do fear that any divisions of a province, which is motivated by discords among ethnic groups livingin the surrounding regions, (as it was the case of the inevitable Partition of Yugoslavia in 1991, whichsuccumbed to the dissolution of the State) may, as a result, incite further cultural tensions betweenethnic rivals, leading to a surge of violent clashes in the region and its surroundings, thereby significantlydestablising the political systems of that province
conceding to its citizens perhaps years, if notdecades, of political upheavals and uncertainties before its eventual political acclimatisation.Sir, if I may be so forthright so as to suggest a constructive method that may be (of slightly) moreadvantageous to your set of objectives, I would assume the courage to share with you an unassumingidea. An original concept, which I had envisaged and believe strikes at the heart of your vision for peacein the Middle East; one that I belief that under the right leadership, against a United Nation
s peaceframework and that of the Madrid Quartet, along with the support from the international communitymay assist in your endeavours to contribute to lasting peace in Israel and its surroundings.Sir, if I may dare to share with you this political concept for Israel, it is one of an overarching nationalgovernance structure (against that peace framework), which may oversee the workings of an internal bi-parliamentary system, designed specifically for the Jews and the Arabs, and one that the United Statescan support because of its potential transgression into a democratic political system that does work forall of the citizens in Israel.Sir, if I may, I had envisioned a bi-parliamentary system for Israel. One that holds two separate Councils,a Jewish-based and an Arab-based, that share equal legislative powers over common matters such ashousing and settlement services, environment, urban planning, education, religious activities, healthand municipalities duties. Although, what sets this system apart from the rest is that each Council do notrepresent their districts or their designated zones but for their
. Each Council operateswithin their respective cultural contexts but under the same administrative processes - one that is fair,impartial and observes natural justice, so that when certain disputes and/or conflicts of interests arisebetween the corresponding Councils, there is a reliable tribunal (if not a conciliatory) process to managethese grievances.Overseeing the bi-parliamentary system is an overarching governance structure, similar to that of the
one which oversee matters for the entirety of the country such as, public securityincluding counter-terrorism, financial supervision and monetary funds, and migration including theintake of asylum seekers (just to name a few). The head of this structure is the President voted in by themajority (75%) of the both ethnic groups to rule on such matters of national interests and to oversee theintegrity and the effectual operations of the bi-parliamentary system. Given the fact that the Jews isundoubtedly the larger population of both groups, then perhaps the voting ratio between the Jews andthe Arabs would be proportionate to share equal voting rights and/or powers.