Israelis' right to a home land is by no means a
justification for depriving others of their home.
Peace in Palestine is possible only in a cooperative
community comprising all people who live
Shalom's proposal of a Peace Agreement
Friends & Family,
following is something I received a few days ago and have
decided - after much deliberation - to pass along to you. In
light of the current "lose/lose" situation in the Mideast, I
now believe that this is the only viable option, as a first
step, for creating a new reality in this region of our
have many dear personal friends both in Israel and Palestine
and I feel the pain of both peoples very intensely - and
especially the lightworkers and peacemakers who have worked
so hard to prevent what we are now
also have friends who will disagree with this declaration
and I deeply respect their opinions and the historical
circumstances from which these were formed. I am concerned
for the very survival of both Israel and Palestine and for
the safety and sanity of the many good people from both
communities who deeply long for peace, security and
stand at a crossroads at this historic moment. Jerusalem and
the issue of its possession can draw the whole world into an
unthinkable conflagration. Or it can trigger us into a
quantum leap and, like the fall of the Berlin wall, bring us
instantly into a consciousness of new possibilities for the
planet. Jerusalem stands at a crossroads at this moment with
the eyes of the world focused upon it. It can quickly turn
into a living hell or it can become the "New Jerusalem"
foreseen by the prophets. I know that we can influence that
this reason, I would invite you - no, I plead with you - to
send the following declaration to all those listed below,
and to send it to everyone on your mailing list, asking them
to do the same. We do not know what effect it will have upon
those receiving it, but we do know that releasing this
energy into the Universe at this time can have a profound
effect at all levels and create a momentum that will turn
the tide toward sanity and a new positive future unlike
anything we have experienced on the
paste the Declaration into a new email to send to the world
leaders, and include the title "Jerusalem
in the subject heading. I would suggest you also copy and
paste it into a new email if you are sending it to your
mailing list, since people are more likely to respond to
this personal gesture than a simple forward. You may include
all or part of this cover letter, or write your own. The
point is to send it
don't pretend to have all the answers in this current
crisis, but I think it is obvious to all of us that what is
happening now is not the answer to creating the kind of
future we want. And unless we are willing to step out of the
boundaries of conventional considerations, we may well
plunge over the edge and into the abyss. But I do not
believe that is our
situation is not simply the responsibility of the people who
live in the region. It belongs to us all, for it embodies
the planetary drama of our collective human potential for
either creating a positive future or allowing the narrow
thinking of the past to plunge us into the unthinkable. Will
Blessings, Michael Lightweaver
Issue #5 of the Global Village News & Resources (which I
publish) has been delayed in being sent out, but you can
view it on the web at http://www.savesite.net/gvnr
the people of the world, representing every nation, every
religion, every race and ethnic group, hereby declare the
Old City Of Jerusalem as the First International City Of
declare "null & void" it's violent history of hatred
born of it's repeated defeat, destruction, occupation and
domination by various countries, cultures and
declare that Jerusalem belongs to all the people of the
Earth and is destined to be a model of our highest
collective potential for Harmony, for Holiness, for Light
declare that the only true temple created by the Divine,
and shared by us all, is the human heart. The willingness
to sacrifice even one life for buildings of stone,
created by men and maintained by violence and fear - in
the name of God - is the greatest possible sacrilege and
hereby call upon world governments and all religious and
political leaders to work together swiftly for bringing
the administration of the Old City Of Jerusalem under the
authority, jurisdiction and supervision of the United
call upon all people everywhere to acknowledge and
embrace this divine moment to the end that Jerusalem may
fulfill her destiny in becoming a living model of peace,
justice and harmony for the whole world.
AM One More Voice For Peace & Sanity
and send To:
Minister Ehud Barak firstname.lastname@example.org,
Of Israel Ministry Of
Chairman Yasser Arafat,
USA, President William Jefferson
President Al Gore,
of State Madeline Albright, email@example.com
Minister Tony Blair ,
United Nations, The Honorable Kofi
(212) 963 2155 & 963 7055, firstname.lastname@example.org
UN Security Council,
Permanent Security Council Members, Ambassador Qin
Huasun, Permanent Representative of the People's
Republic of China ,
Sergey Lavrov, Permanent Representative of the Russian
Jeremy Guentin Greenstock, KCMG, Permanent
Representative of the United Kingdom, email@example.com
A. Peter Burleigh, Permanent Representative of the
United States, firstname.lastname@example.org
address of the Israeli Members of Parliament
addresses for the Heads of State of all
on the WWW: Heads of State
to World Leaders!
Resources on the Net
Congress - http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/
The following is the text of Gush
Shalom's proposal of a peace agreement which was published
in Hebrew in a full-page ad in Haaretz of Friday, August
more than at any other time, the struggle for peace must not
stop. The following declaration of principles is a proposal
for joint Israeli-Palestinian discussion. It should not be
considered a take-it-or-leave-it proposition.
went into details in order to express our conviction that
all the issues at stake - the components of the conflict -
can be resolved. Not by diktats, not by an overbearing
master-and-servant attitude, but by negotiations between
government and the army leadership are leading us into a
hell of blood and fire. We call upon all peace-seekers in
Israel to unite for the future of the two peoples of this
country, Jewish Israelis and Palestinian Arabs.
country has given birth to us as twins."
the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation
Organization, the Representative of the Palestinian
both parties wish to end the historical conflict between
them, establish peace and bring about a historical
conciliation between the two nations,
whereas both parties wish to base the peace on the
principles of self-determination, mutual respect, justice
whereas both parties acknowledge the principle of "two
states for two nations",
whereas both parties accept UN resolutions 242, 338 and
194 as the basis for a solution and regard the
implementation of the agreement below as the full
realization of these resolutions,
is agreed by both parties:
1: The End of the Occupation.
one year, the Israeli occupation, in all its
manifestations and functions, in the West Bank and the
Gaza Strip, including Arab East Jerusalem, will come to
2: The State of Palestine.
one year, the independent and sovereign State of
Palestine will be established on the West Bank and the
Gaza Strip, including Arab East Jerusalem, the part of
the Dead Sea that borders the Palestinian shore and the
territorial waters of the Gaza Strip.
border between the State of Israel and the State of
Palestine will be the cease-fire lines as they existed on
June 4th 1967 (hereinafter: the Green Line), unless
stipulated otherwise in this agreement.
State of Palestine will have full sovereign control of
all its border crossings on land, sea and air.
parties wish that the border between them should be open,
with unrestricted passage of people and goods, within the
framework of the economic and border-passing arrangements
to be agreed upon by the parties.
parties acknowledge the uniqueness of the City of
Jerusalem and declare their intention to preserve it as a
single urban unit, open to all.
Arab neighborhoods of the city, according to the map
attached, will be an integral part of the State of
Palestine and will serve as its capital. These areas of
the city will be connected to each other and to the State
of Palestine as a single, continuous, territorial
Jewish neighborhoods of the city, according to the map
attached, will be an integral part of the State of Israel
and will serve as its capital. These areas of the city
will be connected to each other and to the State of
Israel as a single, continuous, territorial
Jewish quarter of the Old City will be part of the State
of Israel and will be attached to its territory. The
Muslim, Christian and Armenian quarters of the Old City
will be part of the State of Palestine.
will be no barriers or obstacles preventing unrestricted
passage between the two parts of the City. Both parties
will establish border checkpoints, if they so decide, at
the entrances/exits of the City.
municipality of the Palestinian Jerusalem and the
municipality of the Israeli Jerusalem will establish a
joint council, based on the principle of equality, to
manage the shared municipal services. The council will be
headed by the chairman of the council and his/her deputy,
one of whom will be Israeli and the other Palestinian.
They will rotate their positions after two years. The
first assignment will be determined by lot.
5: Holy Sites.
parties acknowledge the uniqueness of the Holy Sites and
their importance to the believers of the three
area of the Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount) will be part
of the State of Palestine.
Western Wall (the part also called "the Wailing Wall")
will be part of the State of Israel.
archeological or other excavations in the area of the
Haram al-Sharif (the Temple Mount), the Western Wall or
in their immediate vicinity shall be undertaken by mutual
6: Exchange of Territory.
of territories can be effected by agreement between both
7: Extra-territorial Roads.
highway will be constructed between the West Bank and the
Gaza Strip and it will belong to the State of Palestine.
The highway will not be connected to the Israeli road
network at any point and will pass either above or below
parties have the right to national and personal
parties renounce the use of force and the threat of force
against each other.
parties undertake to combat terrorism and terrorist
initiatives organized in one state against the other, its
residents and institutions.
parties undertake to prevent the entry of any foreign
military force into their territories. Any contravention
of this section by either state will grant the other
state the right to take any measures required for
State of Palestine undertakes to refrain from arming
itself with heavy offensive weapons for 25 years. This
obligation will become void if peace treaties are signed
between Israel and the Arab states.
parties will come to an agreement regarding the usage of
each other's air space.
9: The Settlements.
of the settlements located in territory that is to become
part of the State of Palestine will be evacuated from the
territory before the end of the Israeli
settlements will be transferred intact to the Palestinian
authorities, without any damage inflicted on buildings or
other immovable property. The property evacuated by the
settlers will be considered part of Israel's contribution
to the rehabilitation of the Palestinian refugees (as
specified heretofore in section 11.)
water resources of the entire land between the river
Jordan and the Mediterranean belong to both
Supreme Israeli-Palestinian Committee will be appointed
and will be responsible for water resources and
distribution. Water will be allocated justly and equally,
on the basis of the numerical proportion of residents in
parties will cooperate in projects for the development of
additional water resources, such as desalination of
parties agree that the human tragedy of the Palestinians
must be resolved by a moral, just, practicable and
agreed-upon solution that takes into consideration the
character and essential needs of the two states.
acknowledges its central responsibility for the creation
of this tragedy during the course of the wars of 1948 and
1967. Both parties will establish a "truth commission" of
historians - Israeli, Palestinian and international -
that will examine the precise causes that lead to the
creation of the problem in all its aspects, and will
issue an objective, conclusive report within three years.
This report will be incorporated into the schoolbooks of
acknowledges the principle of the Right of Return as a
basic human right.
to this right, every refugee will be accorded the choice
between compensation and permanent settlement in another
country, return to the State of Palestine or return to
Israeli territory, according to the following
In order to heal the historical wound and as an act of
justice, Israel will allow the return into its
territory of a certain number of refugees, which will
be decided by agreement. The returnees will be allowed
back under a reasonable annual quota within a time
limit not exceeding 10 years.
A generous level of compensation will be determined
for each refugee for property that remained in Israel,
loss of opportunities, etc. The compensation will be
paid by an international fund. Israel will contribute
an appropriate portion to this fund, taking into
account the value of Palestinian property that
remained in Israel.
Israel will use its influence with the international
fund so that the Palestinian state will be enabled to
absorb refugees who chose to return to it, as well as
refugees currently residing in the West Bank and the
Gaza Strip, by providing suitable housing and
12: Implementation of UN Resolutions.
full implementation of sections 1 to 9, both parties will
present a formal joint statement to the UN Security
Council, declaring that both parties consider resolutions
242 and 338 fully realized. Upon full implementation of
section 11, both parties will present a declaration to
the UN that resolution 194 has been realized
13: Differences of Opinion.
agreed-upon international committee will monitor the
implementation of this agreement and act as arbitrator in
the case of differences of opinion.
14: End of the Conflict.
implementation of this agreement will constitute the end
of the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
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