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“Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety”.

                                                     Benjamin Franklin

 

Security for the State of Israel doesn’t depend on its military power, or on the support of the United States; but, it indeed relies on its ability to fulfill the legitimate rights of its all indigenous people.

 الضمان الحقيقي لبقاء دولة اسرائيل على ارض فلسطين ليس في مدى استعدادها العسكري , ولكن في مدى استيعابها لحقوق مواطنيها الاصليين من العرب الفلسطينيين  

  אבטחה עבור מדינת ישראל אינו תלוי בכוח הצבאי שלה, או על תמיכה של ארצות הברית; אבל, זה אכן מסתמך על יכולתו למלא את הזכויות הלגיטימיות של העם שלה כל הילידים

 

For all those who want real lasting peace in the Middle East, there is one and only one solution that would be sustainable: “One Nation under God, Indivisible with Liberty and Justice for All”.

True Jews must support the rights of the indigenous people (Jews, non-Jewish Hebrew, Arabs of Palestinian heritage, Canaanites, Phoenicians, Armenians, Assyrians, Samaritans, African Semites, Circassians and Druzes) to live in the Palestinian territories, including the State of Israel, in peace and security, with equal human, civil, and political rights; and with equal opportunities for healthcare, education and employment.

All ethnicities in this region, including true Jews, must denounce any political party or terrorist organization that rejects these human rights. They must call for grassroots movements for civil rights in the State of Israel and other Palestinian territories, which address the equality of human, civil, and political rights of all indigenous people, including property rights, compensations, and rights to return to name a few.

 

 In the Middle East, peace has been abandoned for the status quo. The pro-status-quo governments in the Arab world are now falling miserably. Other countries in the region are anxiously anticipating possible domino effect. Countries around the world have recently recognized a Palestinian State within the borders of 1967; while others have already indicated taking such step at the UN General Assembly in September, 2011.

At this tipping point, Israeli politicians must understand that the status quo is unstable and dangerous for Israel. Politicians in Israel have to strive to keep their country safe and preserve it as a democratic state for its entire diverse people; and the people of Israel have to welcome this inevitable change, because the alternatives could be very much worse.

True peace initiative was proposed by a prominent leader of Arabs, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, and it was adopted by the Arab League in 2002 and put forth in 2007. Yet, successive Israeli governments have blindly disregarded the deal, which offered peace and normalized relations with all 22 members of the Arab League.

Anxious Arab leaders drafted that peace initiative as they correctly anticipated the instability of the region under the status quo. Israeli leaders, who are observing the political tremors in the surrounding region, should now appreciate the wisdom of the Arab peace initiative. Peace became inevitable for the existence of any political regime in the region; and Israel cannot afford too many more missed opportunities; especially, if the pending peace initiative is beyond the wildest dream of the founders of Israel.

  

 We, the citizens of Israel, call on the public to support the recognition of a democratic Palestinian state as a condition for ending the conflict, and reaching agreed borders on the basis of the 1967 borders. Recognition of such a Palestinian state is vital for Israel’s existence. It is the only way to guarantee the resolution of the conflict by negotiations, to prevent the eruption of another round of massive violence and end the risky isolation of Israel in the world. The successful implementation of the agreements requires two leaderships, Israeli and Palestinian, which recognize each other, choose peace and are fully committed to it. This is the only policy that leaves Israel’s fate and security in its own hands. Any other policy contradicts the welfare of the Israeli people.

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Letter to the Leaders of Israel

 

Letter to the Leaders of Israel

 Dear Esteemed Prime Minister Netanyahu and Vice Prime Minister Yaalon:

Shalom aleichem wise leaders of Israel, and Peace be with you, in the name of the ELOAH of Semitic peoples – the LORD of the universes.

 On the eve of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit to Washington, more and more prominent Israelis are calling for recognizing a Palestinian state now and for negotiating with that state to achieve peace and security. They are calling it an “existential Israeli interest.”

The international community has realized that the security of the State of Israel doesn’t depend on its military power or on the support of the United States; but, it indeed relies on its ability to fulfill the legitimate rights of its all indigenous people.

The American communities believe in the notion of their great founding father, Benjamin Franklin. That is, “Those who would give up essential civil Liberty to purchase a temporary uncompromising Safety deserve neither Liberty nor Safety”.

As the citizens of Israel: over two dozen senior security establishment names, including 18 retired generals, approximately 40 distinguished prize winners, including 27 Israel prize laureates, over 5 former ambassadors, consul generals, and directors of the foreign ministry, and over 5 current or former presidents of universities, are all calling on the public, as  to support the recognition of a democratic Palestinian state as a condition for ending the conflict, and reaching agreed borders on the basis of the 1967 borders. Recognition of such a Palestinian state is vital for Israel’s existence. It is the only way to guarantee the resolution of the conflict by negotiations, to prevent the eruption of another round of massive violence and end the risky isolation of Israel in the world. The successful implementation of the agreements requires two leaderships, Israeli and Palestinian, which recognize each other, choose peace and are fully committed to it. This is the only policy that leaves Israel’s fate and security in its own hands. Any other policy contradicts the welfare of the Israeli people. (http://www.jstreet.org/)

Shalom aleichem, Azer BenCanaan, May 2011