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Israel, Gaza, West Bank all too small for war

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This is crazy, Hamas firing rockets into Israel and Israel having to retaliate with bombing. These are small spaces where people are side by side. It is too close for war.

If there was one nation state incorporating all of the subject land, and if there was a nonsectarian government, the matter would be one of unified national security. As it is, it is a war between a nation state and an enclave of disparate people with a hostile government operating in concert with terrorists. That isn’t going to work to solve problems.

Being and enclave and it being overpopulated and unsustainable economically, Gaza needs to be annexed. The same can be said for the West Bank. Put it all under the nation of Israel. Israel has always said that it is a democratic republic and open to all people, so let that be it.

Assemble all of the people into one government entity. Next, work to address making the entire area a sustainable economy. Recruit leaders who want to make that model work and eradicate terrorists. That is the only workable path. Needed is for the free world to embrace that idea and for Israel to step up intellectually to deal with it.

In the end, the disparate interests of people here can be accommodated because there is no other viable way forward. Needed to pull it off is an infusion of economic assistance from the free world to implement the concept.

The idea is a natural one and not foreign or new. People need hope from a new paradigm for resolving the problem. The area is too small to support more governments. Embracing the idea to have people work under one system to solve problems and to address shared interests is the only viable way ahead.

War is not the answer.

“Arab citizens of Israel[3] are non-Jewish Israeli citizens, the majority of whose cultural and linguistic heritage or ethnic identity is Palestinian.[4] The traditional vernacular of most Arab citizens, irrespective of religion, is the Palestinian dialect of Arabic. Most Arab citizens of Israel are functionally bilingual, their second language being Modern Hebrew. By religious affiliation, most are Muslim, particularly of the Sunni branch of Islam. There is a significant Arab Christian minority from various denominations as well as Druze, among other religious communities. Israeli Mizrahi Jews are not usually considered to form part of this population.”



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