How is it that so many Dutch people think about how to solve the Israel/Palestine conflict? And how?

Dutch culture has always been a mix of merchants and Pastora: Conflicts are bad for trade and we always know better.The idea of contextual thinking about conflicts is something we have little patience for, that does not sell, neither in money nor in politics.

On the one hand, we have a small but strong Christian lobby from the Bible-belt and overactive American-rooted evangelical Christians, who have adopted Israel as a modern golden calf to their idol and God’s proof and with an almost erotic pleasure Blindly behind Israel.

On the other hand, there are many similar cuddlers who have come up for a Palestinian charm offensive, which portray Israel as a bogeyman and apartheid regime, without any right to the history and context in the genesis of Israel and the Palestinian issue.

These strong pro-Israel and pro-Palestine groups are the Poles who shout out moderate positions in a conflict that requires much more knowledge and wisdom than the simple simplifications that the average Dutchman can deliver, let alone with his Pragmatic institution can solve.

Some thoughts that might reflect thought.It’s more brainstorming with my available knowledge

  1. It is not fair or realistic to expect Israel to be able to return all Palestinians, that is demographic suicide.

Neighbouring countries must also recognise their responsibility instead of discriminating against the Palestinians and using them as exchange money. Israel should return an old first generation and harrowing cases, the other generations should be included in the neighbouring countries and partly by Europe and America as nationals. That strikes me as a wise compromise.

  • Instead of UN or Israeli troops, a commitment by US troops to border surveillance is a better idea, perhaps in combination with other European countries and perhaps Arab States.
  • Communication and good alignment are essential. At the operational level, Dutch people might be good team managers;-)

  • To the extent that it has not yet been done, Israel must be recognised as a state by relevant neighbouring countries and the Arab world.
  • Jerusalem is pragmatic and symbolic to be seen: the full capital of Israel and the full capital of a Palestinian state.
  • To regulate the symbolic politics, in my opinion, is in fact already being done pragmatically.

  • Two-State policy seems to me wisdom.
  • Settlers-policy (settlements) secondary control after institutions civilian administration and military zone’s (map)

  • Firmly addressing corruption and democratisation Palestinian territories.
  • In fact, these areas have to come under the control of the United Nations for a year or twenty, with a hefty root of American soldiers there. If necessary, a Berlin version: border region under Israeli control, the rest classified in American, European and Arab sectors. The military control is therefore different for each area, but the civilian administration is the UN over the entire zone.

  • Politically, diplomacy seems to me to be a chore for Swiss, Swedish and Finnish, rather than Dutch and Americans.
  • They can contribute better at micro-level and put pressure (see point 2).

    That was already the time of the acidition, and that is also the present Parliament’s patchwork of parties and factions. It is not conceivable for us that people do not realise that a compromise must be reached.

    However, you have to deal with two peoples who, on the basis of their religious beliefs, find that they are their country. I think that Israelis can still accept a compromise, but I think that it will never be more than an intermediate step for Palestinians.The Dutch cannot help with their minds.

    Most Dutch people, if they already have an opinion on this, will believe that the conflict is insoluble.

    Furthermore, outsiders will often have a better and more objective overview than participants.In This case Israelites, Palestinians and other Arabs.

    Because the Netherlands would like to be the best pupil of the class.And thinks it has something to say.

    Dunning Kruger effect, if you don’t know much about it, you often think the solution is simple. And simple solutions often do well.

    In General, outsiders have the necessary distance to a problem.When you’re in the middle, you’re soon socialized in one or the other side of the conflict. In political conflicts such as the Israeli, the element of propaganda is very quickly being bombarded with the population. And if you can still throw religion into it, and there is a good contradiction in it, then the enmthought is complete.

    Let us be pointed out: the Israelies and the Palestinians have not had any significant peace initiatives over the past seventy years.American presidents and others have always been needed.

    Not that we are free from propaganda in the quiet West, we are starting to get a little more from the Jewish and Christian lobby in recent years-everything you brought against Israel was immediately anti-Semitic, but now we have to make again here Muslims who Keep on firing that the Jews are the enemy.

    In any event, it should be the enthand thinking.For that we must let go of history: Israel is there, it covers a territory where Jews and Muslims live. As a Muslim, you can continue to complain about the six-day war, but Jewish children cannot do anything about it, and they also have the right to safety and justice to the place where they were born. Like the Palestinian children that no one have blown up. It is not about limiting their fathers and mothers in earning their income, or limiting their freedom of travel.

    Religion must also be taken from the equation, because the claims and claims made by the parties on the basis of their sacred books are, if possible, even worse to defend than the explanation of history.Religion, however, only a tool, and not the basis. Eliminate the real sources of frustration-the poverty and oppression of the Palestinians, and the fear of terror among the Jews-and only then can you come to a solution.

    The two states solution is not the best solution, then you still have Jews against Muslims.Israel is the only country in the region with a true democracy and a great economic-oil-independent potential. If you can add the Palestinian part of the population as equal citizens with all freedoms, then the potency will only increase. This way you develop a broad middle class, and lasting peace is only possible with a prosperous middle class that has a lot to lose in war.

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