How to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict in 7 simple steps
1) Gather the ambassadors of Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia together in Washington, DC. Each of these men have direct access to the executive leadership of their states, men who can make decisions for their countries.
2) Lock the door.
3) Reach a broad regional agreement that is based on the Arab Peace Initiative, but that is modified to reflect Israeli concerns with that document. The article I have written called “the Abrahamic Jewish-Arab Peace Initiative: 181/25% Peace Plan” (http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-abrahamic-jewish-arab-peace-initiative-the-18125-plan/) is one example that I believe could be used to work towards mutually acceptable compromises.
4) Agree to use whatever leverage exists to get Abu Mazen and the Arab League to accept this deal.
5) Consistently use “Abraham/Ibrahim” as a unifying political symbol.
Consistently use “Abraham/Ibrahim” as a unifying political symbol.
6) Recognize that this will be a nail in the coffin of religious extremism throughout the region.
this will be a nail in the coffin of religious extremism throughout the region.
7) Sign the deal in Hebron.