The two-state solution is not a viable possibility in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as we have seen in the uproar over Jerusalem. The only solution to this conflict is to allow the immigration of persecuted Mideast Christian into the areas of the West Bank, Gaza, and Golan Heights in order to form a confederation of three religious nations where Muslims, Christians, and Jews live together in which Eastern Jerusalem is the capital of all three nations. This area would be known as the United Nations of Jerusalem (UNJ).
The Jewish nation would be known as Judea, Islamic nation Palestine, and Christian nation Samaria (including Druzes). Each nation would consist of a President and Parliament. Each group would learn to coexist and cooperate because no one group would or could ever obtain absolute control under such structure. The Jewish state of Israel would return to the pre-1967 borders and Israel would oversee the external defense of the UNJ.
Different types of UNJ legislation would be ranked by authority status. Class 1 passed by all three governments, Class 2 passed by all three Parliaments, Class 3 passed by all three Presidents, and Class 4 passed by two of the three governments. Since the Palestinian Muslims would make up the largest population in the UNJ and that external security of the UNJ would be granted to Israel, Class 4 legislation in which two of the three nations can ratify law would require that the nation of Palestine to be one of the those two nations. Thus, no legislation in the UNJ can be passed without some type of Palestinian approval.
The same three nation concept could be applied to the solve the problems in Iraq where a confederation of nations would consist of a Kurdish nation, Iraqi Arab Sunni nation, and Iraqi Arab Shia nation. Since the Iraqi Arab Shia make up approximately 60% of the Iraqi population, Class 4 legislation in which two of the three nations can ratify law would require that the nation of the Iraqi Shia to be one of those two nations. Thus, no legislation in the Iraqi Confederation can be passed without some type of Iraqi Shia approval.
When we look at the situations in both Iraq and Syria in which Sunni Arabs have been denied participation in both governments, we see a situation that led to an environment that ISIS flourished. As for the troubled area in Lebanon and war-torn Syria, there could be a three party confederation of nations in a consolidated Lebanon-Syria area that would consist of a Christian nation, Sunni nation, and Shia/Alawite nation. Such a three nation confederation could resolve the war and lead to peace in this area.
If we can solve the conflict in these three areas, we can surely bring about true peace to the Middle East.
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