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An Israeli victory would also be an Arab victory, because it's the only option that would lead to mutual peace and prosperity. Here's how it would look:

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Submitted by G Marcus (United States), Dec 3, 2018 at 10:43

(1) Islam's supreme theological authorities -- Chief Imams of Al-Azhar and of Saudi Arabia -- would simultaneously issue Fatwas declaring Israelite (Banu Israil) sovereignty in the Promised Land (Ard-i Mav'ut) immune from Jihad as per commanded by Allah in the Koran (based on 5:21, 17:104, and many others), and voiding all previous contradictory fatwas as Islamic blasphemy;

(2) With full Islamic backing and cooperation, Israel will rebuild the Hebrew Temple on a vacant segment of Temple Mount, which would have its own separate entrance. Mutual acceptance and respect regarding reciprocal shrines on Temple Mount would be a key symbol of mutual peace and recognition;

(3) Gaza: Under linkage to Egypt, Saudi/Gulf funding, and Israeli hi-tech, would be turned into an autonomous Arab entity that can prosper as a Dubai-like industrial, trade, and finance hub on the Eastern Mediterranean;

(4) West Bank: In light of more complex geopolitics, parts of the region, excluding all of Area C, would be linked to Jordan in some sort of federal structure, safeguarding security and settlements for Israel, demographics for Arabs, holy sites for both;

(5) The parties would recognize that two reciprocal refugee crises took place as part of the same conflict, leading to a de facto population exchange: An Arab "nakba" regarding Israel/Palestine, and a Jewish "nakba" regarding an even greater number of Jewish refugees expelled from Arab/Islamic countries, where they left far greater assets, businesses and properties than the Arab refugees;

(6) Refugee Resettlement: Most of 1948 Arab refugees held in UNWRA camps would be resettled within the Saudi/Gulf region, thereby providing these booming economies with a well-educated Arab workforce, while gradually phasing out millions of non-Arab Asian expats that make up a key share of their current workforce. The envisioned Saudi-Egyptian-Jordanian new city of Neom on the Gulf of Aqaba could also serve as a major magnet for such resettlement.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
1What kind of victory the "Israeli Victory" means? [118 words]Vadim AnshelevichDec 8, 2018 13:22246438
Hamas [73 words]HaywardDec 7, 2018 23:19246432
2From West Germany to the West Bank [263 words]Peter WeiszDec 5, 2018 20:32246400
1Victory? [26 words]Stuart KaufmanDec 3, 2018 14:37246363
4An Israeli victory would also be an Arab victory, because it's the only option that would lead to mutual peace and prosperity. Here's how it would look: [309 words]G MarcusDec 3, 2018 10:43246356
A two front war would be hard [73 words]Eagle of NorwayDec 8, 2018 13:59246356
So Correct. thank You [48 words]Gary SackDec 3, 2018 09:40246354
the occupation dilemma [157 words]mythDec 3, 2018 06:57246350
Victory as a means of peace [145 words]Ilbert PhillipsDec 3, 2018 00:49246342
1Yes, but how does the Sunni rapprochement figure in? [122 words]DaveDec 2, 2018 21:22246341
Correction: These were not "460 rockets and missiles" [131 words]AnonDec 2, 2018 14:34246337

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