Yoel Oz
Co-Founder of the Abrahamic Movement

How to Resolve the Arab-Israeli Conflict in 7 Simple Steps

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” (https://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.

┬áConsistently 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.

About the Author
Yoel Oz served as an Orthodox rabbi and educator in the Washington, DC metro area for five years. He studied at Cornell and Yeshiva universities and Yeshivat Hamivtar and Yeshivat Rabbenu Yitzchak Elchanan. He currently resides with his wife and daughter in a suburb of Tel Aviv and is the co-founder of the Abrahamic Movement.
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