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Sunday, June 07, 2009

A New Roadmap for Peace

Step 1: Announce that Judea and Samaria are an integral part of Israel, and will never be given to anyone. Ever. For any reason whatsoever.

Step 2: Offer $100K to any Arab family that chooses to leave (citizens or not, and with the understanding that if they're Israeli citizens, they won't be any more). Make it $150K per family if everyone in a town decides to leave (a little neighborly peer pressure isn't a bad thing).

Step 3: Make it clear that any acts of violence will result in the entire town the perpetrator is from being shut down. That means no electricity, no gas, and no water. Permanently. They'd be free to go live elsewhere, another town or out of the country, but that town would be over. If there's no way to know what town the perpetrator is from, we simply choose the Arab town nearest to the attack. The perps themselves... if they only caused property damage, they will be escorted to the border and put out. If they killed anyone, they'll be put down.

Step 4: All non-Jewish citizens of Israel will have to sign an oath of loyalty to the State of Israel as a Jewish state. Signed oaths will be made public. Anyone refusing to sign the oath will be given the opportunity to leave, and if they choose not to, their assets will be seized and they will be escorted to the nearest border.

Step 5: Israel will never again ask for recognition from any country, but will offer diplomatic relations to whomever wants them.

Step 6: Neighboring countries will be warned that what happens in their territories is their responsibility. If they allow terrorists to operate from inside their borders, we will push those borders back and after expelling everyone from the area between the old and new borders, we will annex that area.

Step 7: Israel's peace policy will be extremely simple. Leave us alone or pay a steep price.

Step 8: The United States will be told, very simply, that we no longer want any aid, either military or civilian. But that henceforth, they will be charged for the use of Israeli ports the same way they are charged at other ports around the world.