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Option Four (4) Israell, Palestine and the Arab States (after the Arab Spring)

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Jan 26, 2017 at 20:54

Dear Dr. Daniel Pipes,

I agree with you that only Option 4 is innovative. Arab Spring has changed the Muslim and Arab worlds - made them more complex, and in certain matters, very divided. Furthermore, it is the Palestinians who have exercised the choice of going to the UN instead of negotiating with Israel during "Settlement" activity. But the only outside nations that matter substantially are the Muslim, and Particularly, the Arab Countries.

So I think President Donald Trump should force the most important Arab players to sit down with American diplomats and Israeli diplomats, with the USA acting as an intermediary for the countries without diplomatic relations with Israel. I suggest that Israel come up with a Solution that reflects its own national interests, and that the Trump administration force the Arab allies of the USA to compromise on Palestine, and Recognize Israel before any Palestinian "state" even is considered.

Here's what Bibi seems to be thinking now:

"Netanyahu thinks a 'state-minus' is enough for the Palestinians "
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/israeli-leader-thinks-a-state-minus-is-enough-for-the-palestinians/2017/01/26/658fa5a6-e3cf-11e6-879b-356663383f1b_story.html?utm_term=.088ce72aa51a

So I think it is finally a ripe time where Israel can "win" by acquiring recognition from Arab states before the Palestinian Question is dealt with. In other words, the USA should demand that all its Arab and Muslim players in the region recognize Israel the way that Turkey, Egypt, and Jordan have, leaving the Final Status solution to a future time when Palestinians "grow up" - by which I mean that the dream of destroying Israel is an insignificant fringe phenomena.

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