ISRAELI PALESTINIAN PEACE SIMULATION - Shared screen with speaker view
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how is the voting done? any multi member districts? first past the post? ranked choice voting?
I always act on the Israeli side, but I can play hamas
are the leaders meant to vote?
It sounds like this government is really functioning as an advisory committee to the two governments. Further, it is not at all clear that the governments really do represent the people. The PA executive is now in his, what… 10th? year of his 4 year term? And the Israeli government has been ambushed by the ultra Orthodox who do NOT represent the majority of Israelis but who have inordinate influence over the Israeli government. This Both Israel and Palestine are clients of larger powers—the US and Iran. Neither can at present act too independently of their patron states; they are on a leash. This newly proposed super-government might actually result in a divorce between the client states and their patrons. Is this realistic? Would the patron states go along? Might we try to predict how a patron power would seek to impose its interests upon this new confederation. How would it be worked out?
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My voge was negative and I did not vote that wAY
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Shibley is right. If we were to accept a faulty starting point for this, then everything that follows will be useless.
I agree with Josef and I believe you do no know what you ae talking about. This session is being hi-jacked.
The apartheid comment is unacceptable.
This session is being hi-jacked
The Palestinians will elect whomever they want
Josef is right: Once such a super-government is in place, it will influence the creation of the two (lower?) governments. Such a super institution cannot NOT influence other interconnected institutions.
Does the veto power for one government extends to their veto on the laws of the other government
veto ower for any government should only apply to the jurisdiction of that government
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we need to stay united to support those refugees from Ukraine
please MUTE everyone
I agree with Prof. Telhami, this simulation is faulty since the start, you are acting as if two equal entities not considering the Palestinians are under occupation. You are addressing the situation under the status quo.
Beyond its fine ideals, and certain reasonable policies, the suggested structure reminds me a bit too much of the South African Tricameral Parliament (1984-94), which was a sham. Still, It was so manifestly so that its main benefit was facilitating the end of Apartheid.
This constitution is based on the model of the American Constitution. This may be the best model, (even though it doesn’t work so well for America!) but you cannot realistically impose such a model on different cultures. This is methodological problem hence anything that proceeds from an assumption that the two states would accept this constitution is questionable.
What, for example, if Hamas decided—following the influence of its patron Iran—in an economic plan to develop a vast nuclear power industry? Hamas could veto any limitation of this plan but the new super-government could not object to the plan.
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Well said, thanks prof. Telhami
The idealism and naïveté in this proposal is palpable but I hate to oppose idealism so let me say this, in favor of Josef: Right now, there is no Palestinian state because Israel, America, the Sunni Arab states (especially Egypt and Jordan) and western Europe clearly all oppose such a state. Joseph’s theoretical super-government seeks to take all this external influence away from the neighboring and world powers and place cooperation and peace squarely in the hands of the Israeli and Palestinian people themselves.
Shibley—there is “an asymmetry of power” right now between America and Iran, between America and Russia, between America and Pakistan. Would you seek to “ameliorate” this asymmetry? Are you assuming that asymmetries of power are, ab initio, bad?
Wow. Thank you, Zohar. The Jerusalem Post is no sefer habahir.
how elemental is US enmeshment to contribute to the asymmetry? without the US input would there be a more readily available --such issues as repatrialtion or restitution to palestinians
I see security to the harvesting of fear tied to justice for palestinians
I am neither Israeli nor Palestinian but part of the problem has to lie in US enmeshment and the diminishing of true democratic processes in discourse in US Congress and general public dialogue
The unfair environmental occupation or as Pals say an environmental Nakba, what would be wrong with one person one vote?
It feels like the Nakba never ended in the wish to get rid of Palestinians.
Thee Nakba was a war to destroy Israel.
27000 Israelis died because the Arabs refused to share in 1947.
The alcoholic, Mary, is the US military industrial complex. 85% of US aid to Israel never leaves this country.