A UN-advised joint Palestinian-Israeli government ought replace both governments

June 13, 2015, 4:47 pm

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The debate "A UN-advised joint Palestinian-Israeli government ought replace both governments" was started by I_Voyager on June 13, 2015, 4:47 pm. 8 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 13 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

I_Voyager posted 3 arguments, PsychDave posted 1 argument, invincible_01 posted 1 argument to the agreers part.


I_Voyager, PsychDave, The_lamp, toughgamerjerry, Upbeatethan and 3 visitors agree.
invincible_01, owentowe, PlatypusParty, historybuff, kay_joey1101, musejay1 and 7 visitors disagree.

I_Voyager
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Yeah, I have no idea to implement it. It would probably be a carefully run long-term effort on the part of UN representatives. The main problem is politically most of the western world is invested in supporting Israel and rejecting Palestine. Also, the Jewish have a strong military so if their polity doesn't want to change, it will have the might to oppose UN forces. Finally, there are numerous invested antisemetic groups in Palestine who justify their views to the people with the constant threat of death and destruction which often comes from the IDF. These are all major hurdles in accomplishing some kind of lasting peace in Palestine.

But assuming you could work up global political clout it would be a possibility.

4 years ago
I_Voyager
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I think what I meant was to remove a national religion. Like a country may be a Christian nation. Israel is a Jewish nation and Palestine is an Islamic nation. Take away these attributes and found a new secular nation with legal notes on defending each of the three faiths from each other. Regulate the way the land is distributed and honored. People from any party who want to force their religious authority on the other can go to jail.

4 years ago

disband national religious identity?

4 years ago

In an ideal world I think this would be a great idea, but I don't think it is feasible. There is too bad blood between them and both have sides would resent having the UN tell them who could and could not represent them. The only way I could see this being implemented is if there was an outbreak of fighting so severe that the international community was forced to step in, and even when the fighting has been bad that hasn't happened so far.

4 years ago

This is an idle thought... But to add to the details, the UN appointees ought to be selected based on a minimal conflict of interest. They should rigorously analyze the political spectrum of Israel and Palestine and select from any political organization which believes peace, equality and fairness between the two nations is a political necessity. Any one group which believes in dominance of one over the other is forcefully disbanded and those individuals banned from political participation for a fixed point, while the new powers form a join democratic polity based on a strong municipal voting system. The first task of the polity and the UN is to determine the shared national identity, to disband a national religious identity, and to enforce a bilingual standard. For the first few terms the UN council has a strong say in rejecting the participation of a politician, even if there is popular support, if it can be argued that the individual promotes anti-Palestinian or anti-Semitic sentiment. After those few terms, the UN council can disband and allow the politics to take its natural shape.

4 years ago
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