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March 24, 1989 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-03-24

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It could lead to war with the
Arab countries and an escala-
tion of Palestinian terrorism.
• An Israeli decision to
negotiate the establishment
of a Palestinian state would
trigger widespread opposi-
tion, some of it violent,
among Israelis.
• Unilateral withdrawal
from the territories would be
very risky because it would
create a mini-state owing
nothing to Israel.
• Israel would have to
weigh the possibility of a
Jordanian-Palestinian con-
federation against the
dangers of Palestinians
achieving dominance on both
banks of the Jordan without
a commitment to coexist with
Reaching the conclusion
that all six options are
unfeasible for Israel, the
group decided to offer a
seventh, one they hope will
help Israel out of the
They suggest a broad and
open-ended autonomy to be
implemented in stages during
a transitional period of 10 to
15 years. If all parties found
it successful, it could generate
a permanent solution to the
-Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
They described their pro-
posal as a new course, the
beginning of a dynamic to
break the deadlock and in-
duce change in the most fun-
damental perceptions of both
Israelis and Palestinians.
The two parties would enter
a dynamic of prolonged
mutual confidence-building,
based on the following
Israel would offer a ge-
nuine, comprehensive
autonomy for the West Bank
and Gaza Strip and stop
building Jewish settlements
in the territories.
The Palestinians would
cease violence in Israel and
terrorism against all Israeli
and Jewish targets abroad,
and accept a process of
refugee resettlement outside
The United States would of-
fer guarantees to both sides to
facilitate the process in view
of the two sides' mutual
Israel would have the right
to halt the experiment in the
interim if it were not satisfied
with the results. If both par-
ties were satisfied, the
Palestinians would be
assured that Israel would
negotiate Palestinian

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