This time we were able to pass the following declaration of peace:
“Our goal is to be a shining example for peace and tolerance. We believe in the respect for all people regardless of religion or gender. We are committed to protect all people of all religions and to value the sanctity of life. All people are equal. All religions are equal. The practice of religion is voluntary and shall not be imposed. The land belongs to no religion and no war shall be imposed on the count of religion.”
The confederation parliament, Israeli Prime Minister, Hamas leader and the PA president accepted this declaration.
The IPC president proposed legislation to settle all ICC (International Criminal Court) cases if the Israeli Palestinian Confederation is able to obtain five billion Dollars to rebuild Gaza and pay Palestinians and Israeli victims.
A Palestinian Parliament member pointed out that criminal investigations may not be subverted by payments to victims. The IPC parliament and the president agreed to withdraw the legislation.
We continued with a broad discussion on peace. Two options were discussed; One state and a confederation. Our speaker Richard Silverstein favored one state. He was asked “how do we get to one state and dismantle the existing Israeli government, Palestinian Authorities and Hamas governments?”. Richard referred to a mutual election for the entire population in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.
Noam Chomsky will join our next simulation on June 14th.
Here is a link to watch the May 31st simulation.