roadmap to murderville, indeed

via LGF, come the alternative peace plan by Israeli Tourism Minister Benny Elon. I'm interested in discussing this plan in a context removed from the bile of LGF's forum denizens:

The PA
Immediate dissolution of the Palestinian Authority, a non-viable entity whose existence precludes the termination of the conflict.

Israel will uproot the Palestinian terror infrastructure. All arms will be collected, incitement will be stopped and all the refugee camps, which serve as incubators for terror, will be dismantled. Terrorists and their direct supporters will be deported.

Israel, the US and the international community will recognize the Kingdom of Jordan as the only legitimate representative of the Palestinians. Jordan will once again recognize itself as the Palestinian nation-state.

In the context of a regional development program, Israel, the US and the international community will put forth a concerted effort for the long-term development of Jordan, to rehabilitate its economy and enable it to absorb a limited number of refugees within its borders.

The territories
Israeli sovereignty will be asserted over Judea, Samaria and Gaza. The Arab residents of these areas will become citizens of the Palestinian state in Jordan. The status of these citizens, their connection to the two states and the manner of administration of their communal lives will be decided in an agreement between the governments of Israel and Jordan (Palestine).

Israel, the US and the international community will allocate resources for the completion of the exchange of populations that began in 1948, as well as the full rehabilitation of the refugees and their absorption and naturalization in various countries.

After implementation of the above stages, Israel and Jordan (Palestine) will declare the conflict terminated. Both sides will work to normalize peaceful relations between all parties in the region.

my personal opinion is, that as a psychological treatise on the mindset within Likud, it speaks volumes. But for the purposes of civil debate, I intend to take it absolutely seriously. I think that this plan might actually be an interesting catalyst. I've invited some other bloggers interested in the PI conflict to comment, I hope that some of them take me up on the offer.

Would Elon's plan work in reducing violence? bringing peace to the region? ensuring Israel's subsequent security? From the perspective of Israeli self-interest, I think these questions are worth asking.

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